For countless Haitians and others in Port-au-Prince, new rules of hunger etiquette are emerging. Stealing food, it is widely known, might get you killed. Children are most likely to return with something to eat, but no matter what is found, or how hungry the forager, everything must be shared.
Beneath layers of rubble after the earthquake in Haiti, Dan Woolley felt blood streaming from his head and leg. Then he remembered -- he had an app for that.<!--more-->
Myriam Merlet, Magalie Marcelin and Anne Marie Coriolan, founders of three of Haiti’s most important advocacy organizations working on behalf of women and girls, are confirmed dead — victims of last week’s 7.0 earthquake. Their deaths have left members of the women’s movement, Haitian and otherwise, reeling.
Friday night’s star-studded “Hope for Haiti” telethon has raised a record-breaking $58 million, with more donations continuing to pour in from around the world, the benefit’s organizers announced over the weekend. The preliminary figure is a record for donations made by the public through a disaster relief telethon.
Lots of celebrities came out to support and perform during the "Hope For Haiti Now" telethon that aired on all major networks last night. Check out the live performances by Beyonce, who did a wonderful job singing an emotional "Halo," as well as performances by Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Jay-Z and Bono, Mary J. Blige, Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Hudson, and John Legend.
Beyonce and Madonna have joined Friday's "Hope for Haiti Now" celebrity telethon for the earthquake-ravaged Caribbean nation, and actors George Clooney and Leonardo DiCaprio will each donate $1 million to the cause, their representatives said on Thursday.
Quincy Jones and Lionel Richie are putting together a re-recording of the 1985 charity single, “We Are The World.” Plans for the 25th anniversary re-recording were already underway when an earthquake devastated Haiti on January 12th. The remake will support relief efforts in Haiti.
Dubbed "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief," the fundraiser will take place Friday and comprise events in New York City, Los Angeles, London and Haiti. Haiti native Wyclef Jean will host the New York City proceedings, while actor George Clooney will do the same in Los Angeles and CNN's Anderson Cooper will report from Haiti.
Oprah dedicated her show to Haiti yesterday, with performances by Rihanna and Maxwell. Wyclef Jean also joined as a special guest. Rihanna delivered her rendition of Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song," and Maxwell performed “Fistful of Tears” off his latest album.
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