Thank you for supporting GlobalGiving's Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund. Your donation will be used to provide medical supplies and care, food, water, shelter and other necessities to the survivors of last week's 7.0 Earthquake in Haiti. As of Monday, January 18th, more than $250,000 has been contributed from over 4,000 generous donors like you.
Donations to GlobalGiving's Fund will be allocated to the following organizations:
- *CHF International* to provide transportation and supplies including axes and shovels to rescue workers.
- *Comprehensive Disaster Response Services* to transport food, water, medicine, and volunteers to disaster areas.
- *Deep Springs International* to provide safe water to survivors.
- *International Medical Corps* for medical care and supplies.
- *Internews* to provide vital information about disaster services.
- *Lambi Fund of Haiti* to provide immediate and long-term assistance to earthquake-affected areas.
- *MADRE* to bring emergency medical assistance and supplies to Haiti.
- *Partners in Health* to coordinate medical teams and supply chains.
- *RedR* to provide necessary training for volunteers in the emergency area.
- *Save the Children* to support children and families affected by the earthquake.
- *Volunteers for Interamerican Development Assistance*
to bring surgical supplies and medical equipment to hospitals.
- *WaterBrick International* to bring clean water and food containers to the disaster area. *WaterBrick is a social enterprise, which has been fully vetted by GlobalGiving to ensure that all funds will be used for charitable activities.
Following are updates from these partners, all of whom are working on the ground. To see all updates, please visit http://www.globalgiving.org/haiti-earthquake-updates/ , which is being updated daily with the latest information.
January 19, 2010 – From Rebecca Bryant at Save the Children
“On January 18, Save the Children opened the first Child Friendly Space in a church serving as a temporary shelter. Child Friendly Spaces allow children to take part in structured, supportive activities and recover from what they’ve experienced. Kits for us to open 70 other spaces arrived in the Dominican Republic on January 18 for immediate transport to Port-au-Prince. Save the Children plans to open hundreds of these essential sites for children. Two mobile health clinics will begin serving the basic health needs of children and families right in their neighborhoods on January 19. Supplies of water and other materials arrived in the Dominican Republic on January 18 and are being forward to our Port-au-Prince office by truck. On January 17, we received as shipment of 16.5 tons of medical supplies from AmeriCares.”
January 18, 2010 - From Todd Shea of Comprehensive Disaster Response Services:
"Everyone needs to accelerate and better coordinate relief efforts to avoid conflict and a potentially dangerous escalation of tensions being felt by Hatians throughout the country, some of whom I found waiting and suffering without any outside help whatsoever so far.
The first team of four doctors from IMANA and a nurse from Destiny World Outreach is here. I came back from Haiti to pick them up and will deploy them and more medicines/supplies at 9 am Sunday, after picking up one more doctor. At least 5 more teams are planning to arrive in the next 7 days. The border is OPEN for our mission. Some rumors have led people to believe that the border is closed. The gate in shut and locked it at night, I have been coming and going at all times, including 2 am last night/morning."
January 17, 2010 - From Dr. Evan Lyons of Partners in Health:
"can't get through much now but beyond the horror, one very striking reality is that things are totally peaceful. we circulated in PAP (Port-Au-Prince) in the middle of everything until just now. everywhere. no UN. no police. no US marines and no violence or chaos or anything. just people helping each other. drove past the main central park in PAP where at least 50K people must be sleeping and it was almost silent.
people cooking, talking, some singing and crying. people are kind, calm, generous to us and others. even with hundreds lying on the ground, open fractures, massive injuries of all kinds.
there are few dead bodies on the street. stench is everywhere. the city is changed forever."