Re: Helping Haitians after their earthquake
- Philipp, Shellie, Janet, Thank you for your concern and practical
suggestions. I share with some of our other groups. Jeff Archambeault
tweeted about http://crisiscamp.org which is taking place this weekend
in Washington DC, Silicon Valley, London.
Andrius Kulikauskas, Minciu Sodas, http://www.ms.lt, ms@...
philipp h wrote:
> Because I saw that the only one airport is overflowed, and the helpers
> want avoid logistic problems,
> because a need of specialists and doctors, emergency medicaments...
> I think the only things that we can do is to
> make a gift to an NGo organism like Red cross or an other (depending
> of the choice of each of us).
> With each sit or blog we get and create it simply to put a link as
> this example:
> This link retake some of the most important organisations of help. You
> can use this link on your website if you want and as you want, to copy
> it, or to retake it entirely. If you are inside one of these
> organisations or an other wich is implicated in helping for Haiti, you
> can contact me to had yours on the link.
> To: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org;
> From: kaippg@...
> Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2010 23:46:01 -0500
> Subject: [nafsiafrikasaana] Re: [holistichelping] Helping Haitians
> after their earthquake
> Dear Andrius, Philipp, and All,
> Immense thanks for forwarding my email, Andrius, which I was going to
> post here at Holistic Helping tonight. I have been trying to mull over
> ways in which I think we at HH and MS generally can be helpful in the
> immediate situation (I can imagine an ongoing "crisis response
> protocol", but that will be a longer term endeavor).
> Philipp, are you Haitian, or in Haiti? I have not been aware of any
> Haitian members in our MS-family forums.
> Andrius and anyone else, any ideas about how we can be helpful? The
> communications challenge--due to lack of Internet access and weak
> signal strength for cellphones--is fairly daunting, but if I can
> establish and maintain contact with friends there, we might be able to
> brainstorm with them about what we could do.
> Immense thanks, all, and I look forward to working together in
> whatever way might be valuable for the Haitian people! All best wishes
> and blessings, Janet
> -----Original Message-----
> >From: Andrius Kulikauskas <ms@... <mailto:ms@...>>
> >Sent: Jan 14, 2010 11:24 PM
> >To: email@example.com
> <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>, help group
> <email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>>
> >Subject: [holistichelping] Helping Haitians after their earthquake
> >philipp h wrote:
> >> Will you do something for Haiti?
> >Hi Philipp,
> >Will you?
> >Here's a letter from Janet Feldman of Holistic Helping
> >She has many contacts in Haiti.
> >Andrius Kulikauskas
> >Minciu Sodas
> >http://www.ms.lt <http://www.ms.lt>
> >ms@... <mailto:ms@...>
> >+370 699 30003
> >Dear Friends,
> >Following the devastating earthquake in Haiti on Tuesday, there have
> >been several citizen-media related resources posted that might be
> >helpful to members. Are there any Rising Voices members in Haiti? If so,
> >know that we are thinking of you and praying for your safety, as well as
> >for massive relief and reconstruction efforts!
> >Below are some links to health materials in Kreyol, and a link to a
> >crisis reporting and mapping platform called Ushahidi, which was used
> >very successfully during the 2008 post-election violence in Kenya.
> >Ushahidi in general is especially interested to work with women's groups
> >(the creator/founder is a Kenyan woman), so if you know of any in Haiti
> >or elsewhere who would be interested in this service, please contact me
> >and I will pass that information along to them (unless there is a
> >Ushahidi rep here in this forum!).
> >There is also a request from AMARC for reports about how community radio
> >stations in Haiti have fared, so if anyone knows anything, that would be
> >great. And the url for a new blog by journalist-filmmaker Anne-christine
> >d'Adesky, who has Haitian roots. Anne-christine helped Ushahidi to adapt
> >its platform for the crisis in Haiti.
> >David, Solana, and/or anyone at GV-RV, are there any ideas or plans for
> >actions by GV-RV? It would be great to brainstorm about how citizen
> >media might be useful at such a time, and what is possible in this
> >particular situation, especially since blogging and other media that
> >rely on the Internet may not be that available within/from Haiti itself.
> >Thanks to everyone for your caring, prayers, and actions, and blessings
> >to all!
> >Janet Feldman
> >kaippg@... <mailto:kaippg@...>
> >Materials available in Haitian Creole from Hesperian Publications:
> >Here is a link to a pdf of the the Haitian Creole edition of "Where
> >There is No Doctor":
> >Also available as a printed book from 4 The World Resource Distributers
> >Tel: 417-862-4448
> >Fax: 417-863-9994
> >orders@... <mailto:orders@...>
> >Link to a pdf of the Haitian Creole edition of "Where Women Have No
> >Link to a pdf of the Haitian Creole edition of Sanitation and
> >Cleanliness booklet:
> >produced by Hesperian partner, SOIL (Sustainable Organic Integrated
> >Link to a pdf of a cholera fact sheet in English:
> >All of the above and other health materials in English and Spanish can
> >be downloaded here:
> >News from Ushahidi (forwarded by journalist Anne-christine d'Adesky):
> >Our colleagues at Ushahidi have adapted their interactive mobile
> >user-friendly online platform for crisis reporting and mapping of the
> >situation in Haiti following yesterday's devastating earthquake.
> >Please let people know that within and outside Haiti one can report
> >directly to the site via a mobile phone or computer for oral, written,
> >and video upload posts. The Ushahidi site will then map the reports and
> >verify sources. They are hoping this can help people who are donating
> >to relief efforts, and mapping services to people urgently needing help.
> >This platform has been used very successfully during the 2008 Kenya
> >post-election crisis, and the DRC war crisis. It can greatly aid relief
> >agencies know where help is most needed, and can document a range of
> >issues, including incidents of deaths, injuries, problems, crimes, and
> >where help is being offered. The site could be adapted to help track
> >reports of missing persons.
> >Please spread the word as quickly as you can. Though cell phone and
> >landline use is very limited in Port-au-Prince, Skype reports are
> >getting through, and so are satellite phones.
> >Link is: http://haiti.ushahidi.com <http://haiti.ushahidi.com>
> >Anne-christine d'Adesky--a journalist, filmmaker, part Haitian-American
> >in origin--has launched her own blog, as well as helping Ushahidi
> >develop its site for Haiti reporting: www.haitivox.com (a translation
> >tool for multiple language reading is available)
> > Hi Janet and all,
> >I'd like to draw everyone's attention to the Special Coverage page at
> >Global Voices:
> >Our volunteers have been pulling together to bring coverage from
> >bloggers and twitterers in Haiti and the diaspora. Some of it has been
> >translated into English (and other languages via our Lingua project).
> >If anyone has information that should be included in the Special
> >Coverage page, which also includes the Ushahidi initiative that you
> >mentioned, you may contact Janine Mendes-Franco, who is coordinating the
> >coverage. She can be contacted via her profile page:
> >Eddie Avila
> >Dear Eddie and All,
> >This is fantastic, thanks so much!! I have daily contact with Haitians
> >(in this country and in Haiti), and also with a listserv that is
> >featuring numerous reports from Haiti--including areas like Jacmel, far
> >from Port-au-Prince, the most reported-about area to be affected--so I
> >will contact Janine and pass along whatever seems relevant.
> >I would be very interested to develop a "plan of action" or protocol for
> >these crisis situations, within the context of Rising Voices and Global
> >Voices. In fact, some of the participants in the Blogging Positively
> >project mentioned that using that e-guide in crisis situations--where
> >health matters, including HIV/AIDS, are so important--could be a highly
> >valuable contribution.
> >We might link that to what Ushahidi is doing, too, so as to increase our
> >mutual effectiveness. I know the creator-founder of Ushahidi, and more
> >recently have been in touch with their international and Kenya reps, who
> >hope to expand use of the Ushahidi model and platform into any
> >situations of crisis, and also--from what I gather--into peace
> >"maintenance" (once re-established) situations, too.
> >How to get the word out in situations where communications modes are
> >severely compromised (even moreso than usual in
> >infrastructure-challenged places generally) is a major consideration and
> >issue, and something we could discuss related to any plan or model for
> >action we might develop.
> >Immense thanks again, Eddie and all, and very best wishes, Janet
> >(Feldman, kaippg@... <mailto:kaippg@...>)
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