I’m on my to Miami to participate in a gala (fundraiser) being conducted by Rebati Sante Mentale. RSM is a group of 200-plus psychiatrists whom I’ve selected to handle mental issues for me in Haiti. I am a guest of honor at the event and our aim is to raise awareness and funds specifically
It’s January 12, 2011 and the clock on my desk continues to march forward. If it’s true that a joy shared is a joy made double than remembering Haiti’s 300,000 earthquake victims is surely agony made infinite. And though the fallen are one year removed from our grasp, to me the fallen have never been
In the aftermath of Haiti’s January 12, 2010 earthquake, I discovered that an untold number of dead Haitians had been taken to a landfill just outside Port-Au-Prince. Here they were unceremoniously dumped on top of existing garbage and entombed by rubble and debris. Today this sacred land continues to be used as a public landfill.
World estimates prior to Haiti’s devastating earthquake indicated more than 1/3 the population lived in or around the Port-au-Prince (PaP). Because the earthquake was centered so close to the capital city, the destructive impact to Haitian people was magnified with over 300,000 losing their lives and more than 1.5 million people left homeless. Many authorities
Next to loss of human life in any natural disaster, there is no greater tragedy than the economic exploitation by companies looking to make a quick buck. Haiti’s plight in this area was just reported in a Washington Post article Would-be Haitian contractors miss out on aid. They reported that only $1.60 of every $100
HR&DC’s Purpose In the immediate aftermath of Haiti’s devastating earthquake, I founded Haiti Recovery and Development Company with one simple goal: to help the Haitian people have a better quality of life by assisting with the creation of an economic engine whereby self-reliance could ultimately be possible for Haiti. In broad-brush terms, I am
NPR’s story about Haiti’s brittle housing supply and the competition for what little housing is available ($900,000 for a 3 bedroom…in Haiti?), for Haiti’s IDP (internally displaced persons) as a result of the January 12th earthquake As the story notes ” There are not enough houses, and not enough money for people to rent
I have just returned from my first trip to Haiti. It’s amazing how far back in time one can go while traveling so few miles. Over the coming days, I will be posting various photos from my trip. In most cases the images will speak for themselves. Occasionally, some narrative pertinent to the photo will
Yesterday’s New York Times story “In Haiti, Rising Call for Displaced To Go Away ” makes clear the potential consequences of a recovery effort that has been maddeningly slow to address the 1.3 million displaced Haitians following last January’s earthquake. It appears what is beginning to occur here points to a lack of focus on
It is the mission of Haiti Recovery & Development Company, LLC (HR&DC) to assist with the creation of an economic engine whereby self-reliance is ultimately possible for Haiti and its people. We are committed to the creation, implementation and management of a comprehensive recovery and development program, (Haiti’s version of The Marshall Plan). Through strategic
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