Latest updates on Haiti

Latest updates on Haiti

There are 25 comments on the CNN story from Jan 14, 2010, titled Latest updates on Haiti. In it, CNN reports that:

Look here for news updates on the aftermath of a 7.0 earthquake that struck Haiti.

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Since: Jan 10

Wilmington, DE

#1 Jan 14, 2010
If they dont immediately set up crematoriums, mobile one, and get those who have departed off the streets, they could end up with plaque breakouts.

Triage, food water, communications, logistics and HYGENE!

Since: Nov 08

Cologne- Germany

#2 Jan 14, 2010
If you’ve got a loved one in Haiti, my thoughts are with you. I can only imagine the anguish you must feel today.

Every person there is precious. Every injured person and every fatality represents a disaster for a family. I can only hope that rescuers arrive swiftly to save all those who can be saved, and that relief arrives promptly with food, clean water, and hospital supplies.

I’m donating, as I’m hoping you’ll do, too. Every little bit helps.

And I don’t want to fixate on the casualty figures, as Wolf Blitzer is doing. He acts like he’ll be sorely disappointed if it doesn’t exceed 100,000. He’s turning himself into a pornographer of disaster, a carnival barker of death.

And I don’t want to hear, as I did on the Weather Channel, of all places, about how pathetic Haiti is, and always was. Nor do any of us need to hear the rantings of Pat Robertson blaming yet another calamity on the victims.

I had to turn to BET to hear some welcome insight about how Haiti has a rich history of fighting for freedom and how its art, music, religious practices, and literature add tremendously to the world’s cultural stockpile.

What I want to hear, now, is how the people in Haiti themselves are fighting heroically to save lives.

And I want to know, now, is that our government is doing all it can in this regard, too.

We are not Americans. They are not Haitians. We are all human beings.

Matthew Rothschild

http://www.progressive.org/wx011410.html

“Spank my Monkey”

Since: Oct 08

Kenya

#3 Jan 14, 2010
Screw Haiti, they're a bunch of devil worshippers.

Since: Nov 08

Cologne- Germany

#4 Jan 14, 2010
The first tweet came through just two hours after the massive earthquake devastated Haiti's capital early Tuesday evening: "Please text 'Yéle' to 501501 to donate $5 to Yéle Haiti. Your money will help with relief efforts. They need our help." Sent from the Twitter account of Haitian-born musician Wyclef Jean, the text message went out to the singer's nearly 1.4 million followers and kicked off what has quickly become the largest text-based fundraising campaign for disaster relief in history. An American Red Cross text-donation campaign, which was launched an hour after Yéle's, had raised more than $800,000 by 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Text-based fundraising is all about immediacy. You don't need to wait until you get home and turn on the computer. Simply enter a five- or six-digit code into your cell phone, along with a single word in the body of the text, such as "Haiti." You don't even need to plug in your credit-card info — the donation amount is simply added to your next phone bill. It's all so quick and convenient, you can give in the moment. There's no chance of you forgetting to do it later.

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/ar...
http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/ar...
MauMau

Springhill, Canada

#5 Jan 14, 2010
MUNTU wrote:
Screw Haiti, they're a bunch of devil worshippers.
So is Odinga the Luo.

Since: Nov 08

Cologne- Germany

#6 Jan 14, 2010
My heart is with those poor people.
My blood is boiling now

Since: Jan 10

Wilmington, DE

#7 Jan 14, 2010
Seperate those uninjured and children and women from those dead or dying and seriously injured.
Immediate Triage centers in place as the area's most devestated are cleared of the healthy population, relocating to another area where tent cities can be established until proper building inspections are conducted.
Portable Creamatory units be enroute pronto. There is great need to retrieve the dead to one locale until proper hygene can be applied.

Since: Jan 10

Wilmington, DE

#8 Jan 14, 2010
Once a seperation from the chaos, dead and unsafe conditions occurs with the children , women and healthy families, then communications can be set up in a 'safe tent city shelter' location for the conducting of contacts with loved ones. Get them OUT of the deseased and bloody condition, well fed is priority numero uno.

Those injured should have medic field units visiting them wherever they are to be found as rescuers secure more people via interanational contributions.

Triage... at least 20 internationally run ones.

Since: Jan 10

Wilmington, DE

#9 Jan 14, 2010
Lime.... tons of it needs be forthcoming related to the decomposition is the departed.

“Life Force One”

Since: Jul 07

The Spiritual Universe

#10 Jan 14, 2010
Red cross Haiti family/relative member list
http://www.familylinks.icrc.org/WFL_HTI.NSF/D...

The State Department Operations Center has set up the following number for Americans seeking information about family members in Haiti: 1-888-407-4747 (due to heavy volume, some callers may receive a recording).

Doctors Without Borders
http://news.google.com/news...

Since: Jan 10

Wilmington, DE

#11 Jan 14, 2010
They have nothing to loot. THey are poor. SO the Marines coming in should be to establish vectoring priorities for the safe and orderly movement of both medical/emergency personnel as well as the population.

what a tragedy.

Since: Jan 10

Wilmington, DE

#12 Jan 14, 2010
Seentheotherside wrote:
Red cross Haiti family/relative member list
http://www.familylinks.icrc.org/WFL_HTI.NSF/D...
The State Department Operations Center has set up the following number for Americans seeking information about family members in Haiti: 1-888-407-4747 (due to heavy volume, some callers may receive a recording).
Doctors Without Borders
http://news.google.com/news...
TY life forece one.

good intell.
take it foward folks.

Since: Jan 10

Wilmington, DE

#13 Jan 14, 2010
Any no in use Freighters which can be made available for close to shore safe havens could be a plus to be enroute as well. For shortages of tents is bound to occur.

International personnel fluent in French need immediate deployment to both lead the healthy population and organize their temporary living centers until the chaos resides.

Since: Jan 10

Wilmington, DE

#14 Jan 14, 2010
From the topographical symetrics of the quakes it is obvious movement out of danger closer to the shoreline would be a wise first tent center city locale.

Since: Jan 10

Wilmington, DE

#15 Jan 14, 2010
First reactions to this magnitude of any population is lamentation. This will be replaced however soon with more outbursts of anger in a need to find reason and strike out. This is what must be circumvented. Stike out for food, water, shelter, anything. It needs not to come to that.

see former posts .

Since: Jan 10

Wilmington, DE

#16 Jan 14, 2010
addendum

Tents need shower and bathing facilities with fresh water.

OUI?

Since: Jan 10

Wilmington, DE

#17 Jan 14, 2010
Lime.... tons of it needs be forthcoming related to the decomposition 'of' the departed.

Since: Jan 10

Wilmington, DE

#18 Jan 14, 2010
This ticks me off. lol

International contributions .....just let them the Hel* in. Organize while on the ground.

Since: Jan 10

Wilmington, DE

#19 Jan 14, 2010
THe psycho dynamic of seeing death with such little means to understand this magnitude, Haitans will internalize this psychodynamically. It has already , probably due to more reactionary oppurtunism, to become problemcatic in reports of violence.

One central voice needs to be established , for they are children, telling them what to do, where to go and that people are coming who care.

“Life Force One”

Since: Jul 07

The Spiritual Universe

#20 Jan 14, 2010
MUNTU wrote:
Screw Haiti, they're a bunch of devil worshippers.
Idiot bigot.

For many years Roman Catholicism was the official religion of Haiti. Its official status was repealed with the enactment of the 1987 constitution; however, neither the government nor the Vatican has renounced the 1860 Concordat that serves as a basis for relations between the two. In many ways Roman Catholicism retains a position of honor, but Haitians are guaranteed the freedom to practice all religions by the constitution. According to 1998 estimates, Roman Catholics represent about 80% of the population. Most of the remainder belong to various Protestant denominations, the largest being the Baptist (10%) and Pentecostal (4%) churches. Other significant denominations include Methodists, Episcopalians, Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, Adventists, and Orthodox. Other religious groups include Jews, Muslims, Rastafarians, and Baha'is.

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