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    Disaster relief with human rights

    Support Haitian-led, Haiti-capacity building relief effort - sustain human rights, healing and dignity. Help us save and protect the lives, lands, property and human rights of the Haitian survivors displaced by the 2010 earthquake.

    1. Emergency Relief: Rescue

    Right now Haiti needs rescue teams, emergency personnel, doctors and nurses who can provide immediate help to the earthquake victims, help with injuries, surgery and digging those still alive out from under the rubble, provide trauma counseling, food, water, medicine, blankets and shelter.

    Haiti needs professionals who are well versed in disaster rescue and who can bring the relevant life saving equipment and technology needed to lift up the pulverized concrete off victims who are still buried under the rubble. If you are a nurse or doctor or part of such a rescue team, that's what Haiti needs and we suggest you coordinate these efforts DIRECTLY with the Haitian government. There are many Haitian professional associations gathering forces to go to Haiti and collaboration is recommended. To coordinate and synchronize immediate emergency responses and medical assistance, we suggest you contact Haitian Medical Team Coordinator - Dr. Yves Jodesty in Miami.

    2. Send Monies immediately to Haiti relief organizations

    Send monies to Haitian-led grassroots, Haitian capacity building organization who have direct access and relationships with the most vulnerable affected by this earthquake. There are many worthy organizations working to assist the earthquake victims. Haitian-led relief efforts: HLLN is fleshing out a response strategy, still in the process of trying to locate many or our collaborators who lived in Port - au - Prince, so we don't yet have information to give you as to some of these grassroots Haitian organizations in Haiti that we've raised funds for and who could be a resource to the volunteer nurses and doctors and relief workers heading to Haiti. We shall post them up as information permits. For the time being, we are recomending that those who want to help, send funds and New York medical supplies to our collaborator:

    click on: IFCO/Haiti Relief in New York

    Our other Haiti partners in Canada, France, Miami, Chicago, Boston, Latin America, Europe and Africa, et al have yet to put their information together. But if we have other recommendations for where it is safe to send monies knowing it will reach the victims and will be sensitive to Haitian human right and dignity, this page will be updated.

    3. Collect and send medicine, water and blankets

    The list for medical and other emergency items that are needed right now are at Ezili/HLLN's

    List of Requested Items for the Earthquake Victims

    Send medical supplies to the Association of Haitian Physicians Abroad (AMHE) in New York or in Miami. See below for address locations.

    4. Sustainable relief: Rebuild Haiti

    Support long term assistance to raise Haiti out of containment-in-poverty and assure when another such natural disaster strikes again, there won't be this level of damage. Rebuild Haiti's agriculture and infrastructure. Support programs and projects for sustainable economic development in Haiti. For a Marshall Plan on Haiti that HLLN put together during the horrific, back-to-back 2008 storms, which is more relevant than ever, except as you read this policy statement for changing the Haiti-US relationship, just substitute "storm victims" to "earthquake victim." Go to:

    Changing Haiti's Paradigm:
    What Haitians and Haitian-Americans are asking President Obama and the US Congress


    Please join our response to the recent earthquake in Haiti.

    Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees, Lakou New York, and MUDHA (Movement of Dominican Haitian Women) are organizing an immediate delivery of first aid relief. MUDHA is traveling to the Dominican/Haitian border, looking at how to reach affected areas.

    To make a financial contribution to our efforts, please send a tax-deductible donation to: IFCO/Haiti Relief 418 West 145th Street, New York NY 10031



    • Ace bandages, gauze pads, bandage & tape
    • Water purification tablets & Rehydration salts
    • antibiotic and antifungal (Mycology) creams
    • anti-allergy medication (i.e. Benadryl)
    • anti-parasite medication
    • Tylenol; children's tylenol
    • cold and cough medicine
    • diarrhea medication
    • eye drops
    • insect repellent
    • hydrogen peroxide
    • skin disinfectant spray

    • Toothpaste and tooth brushes
    • soap and deodorant
    • sanitary napkins
    • brand new underwear - adult (small & med.) and children sizes

    • Nutritional bars, fruit & nut bars, cereal bars (NO CANNED FOODS PLEASE) • Tea Light candles & quality batteries (AA & D)

    335 Maple Street, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY (this is not a mailing address) (718) 735-4660 Please use rear entrance on Lincoln Road between Nostrand and New York Avenue. Enter through St. Francis Church parking lot

    DAYTIME DROP-OFF HOURS ARE MON. - FRI. 11:00-4:00 P.M. @ FLANBWAYAN HAITIAN LITERACY PROJECt (718) 774-3037 208 Parkside, 2nd floor, Brooklyn, NY 11226


    For information on Haiti-led relief efforts in:


    You may also drop off medical supplies to the Association of Haitian Physicians Abroad in New York (AMHE) at: YMCA 1401 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11210. The contact person from the YMCA is Patricia, phone # 646-258-5215.

    If they need additional space the Bedford Stuyvesant YMCA will be made available. This will allow AMHE, NY traveling to Haiti to bring supplies. If you are outside of NY you canalso mail the supplies directly the Haitian Red Cross in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.



    If you are in Miami, bring collected medicine to the Haitian-American Physician Abroad (AMHE) at 144-55 Memorial Highway, Miami Florida at memorial highway baptist church (very close to Jackson hospital) - For more info: Dr. Francelot Moise 786 587 7646 and Dr. Florence Solage. Drop off only emergency medical supplies and MRE's (Meals-Ready-To-Eat). No clothes, blankets, or canned food at this location.


    Lambi Fund of Haiti - Home ( supports sustainable projects run by Haitians)
    Welcome to Dwa Fanm and BYENVENI - DWAFANM (supports, protects and empowers Haitian women)
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    Wyclef returned to his native Haiti at the Port-au-Prince airport the day after the thousands upon thousands were killed in a lethal 7.0 earthquake. Thursday, the entertainer then began clearing the dead bodies of his country’s inhabitants off of the streets. Among other matters, he’s issued a plea to the President, started to plan telethon with George Clooney and his tireless lobbying.

    Despite his efforts, the singer/rapper now must contend with allegations of misappropriated funds from his Yéle Haiti Foundation, according to a report from The Washington Post. "It seems clear that a significant amount of the monies that this charity raises go for costs other than providing benefits to Haitians in need," said Dean Zerbe, national managing director of Alliant Group, a tax services company.

    Hugh Locke, President of Yéle Haiti, countered the notion in a statement that was issued to early Saturday morning.

    “Wyclef Jean, the founder of Yéle Haiti has never profited from his organization. It’s a shame that during this international emergency, we have had to divert resources away from our response efforts to address these allegations,” Locke said.

    Locke also told the Post, “I think people should be very comfortable that any money given to Yele Haiti is going 100 percent to emergency relief." He also stated that Wyclef’s status in Haiti gives them more access to those that truly need the money.

    Furthermore, Locke stated that the organization has used monies raised for scholarships, a soccer team, various educational trips, employs natives and also established a food program that distributed supplies after a 2008 hurricane.

    At press time, the Yéle Haiti Foundation had raised over $2 million in contributions, largely through texted donations.

    Locke, through Yéle Haiti’s PR company, sent a list of “Financial Facts,” which can be seen below.

    Fact: Yéle Haiti, originally called the Wyclef Jean Foundation, filed a tax return in 2000 and then suspended activities until 2005 and so was not required by law to file a tax return until it resumed operation.

    Fact: Yéle Haiti received a clean bill of health in independent external audits conducted in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 by the firm of Tempesta & Farrell, P.C..

    Fact: Yéle Haiti was guided by the firm of Grant Thornton LLP to ensure that all transactions involving board members Wyclef Jean and Jerry Duplessis were conducted to fully comply with both the spirit and letter of the law governing such matters.

    Fact: Yéle Haiti offices are located in Platinum Sound, the recording studio owned by Wyclef and Jerry Duplessis in order to save money. The organization pays only $2,600 a month for the space and a shared reception service, instead of considerably more for the same arrangement in midtown Manhattan.

    Fact: Wyclef Jean was paid $100,000 in connection with a benefit concert in Monte Carlo in 2006, which was organized by a for-profit organization. The vast majority of that amount went towards costs related to the performance, including the hiring of backing musicians and other costs related to the production.

    Fact: Yéle Haiti purchased $250,000 of airtime on the commercial television station Telemax in Haiti that is owned by Wyclef and Jerry. We have documentation allocating the hundreds of hours of Yéle programming, over several years, that addressed a wide range of development and social issues in Haiti.
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