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Could you add your suggestions for the crisis in Haiti?

Dear Yahoo Friends…
If this suggestion offends or runs counter to your beliefs, it was not intended to do so. It is simply thoughts put to paper…in search of solutions. If you would like to participate, add your suggestions. If you can take time to contact those who are in power and who can make a difference, here are some links.
http://directory.usayfoundation.org/ – for governor, senators and representatives
https://writerep.house.gov/writerep/welcome.shtml – if you do not know who your representative is
http://zip4.usps.com/zip4/welcome.jsp – if you do not know the four digit extension for your zip code
If you think this is absurd, please just pass this by.
Please, no thumbs down for once.
The situation in Haiti is being described as a humanitarian crisis. It is beyond that; it is a human tragedy that will only perpetuate unless radical measures are taken. There is simply no infrastructure in Haiti that can rebuild in a way that the populace can grow and thrive.
Since the earthquake hit, my thought has been that the United Nations needs to get the best of the best from the fields of demolition and removal, architecture, government, hospital design and equipment, education, sustainable economy, roads, water support, and education (and the myriad of departments I have omitted) to go into Haiti, tear everything down, and start from scratch.
Create manageable and safe neighborhoods and towns; buildings that are architecturally sound; “green” energy sources–the location is perfect, and teach how to govern. This is not nation building if done by the international community. It is creating a backdrop for possibility.
It’s too late for these people? They have too many decades of poverty and graft? Never say never. You would be amazed what can be done when the heart is right and good minds work in concert.
This morning on NPR one of the commentators said that Haiti can only rise the ashes if the international community intervenes. So there are obviously many among us billions who have conceptualized this intervention. Are you familiar with the Hundredth Monkey Phenomenon? Any one of us could be that crucial hundredth one that creates the point of nuclear fission for human consciousness.
Great answers all–from prayer to providing mother’s milk to nursing infants.
I checked out http://www.mercycorps.org/ and they look like a great organization. I gave to Unicef and Habitat for Humanity, but I will also donate to Mercy Corps.
Former Presidents Clinton and Bush also appear to have an efficient means to getting aid to the people. I will send them something also.
Thank you all. I think the suggestion that the international community declare Haiti a disaster area and rebuild is what offers longterm hope for the people of Haiti, so I will go with that answer for BA.


  1. I am praying with all my heart in supplication –
    The Lord God is in control…
    This I feel, is the very best I can give. 😀

  2. It is most unfortunate that our governments do not serve the people of the world, including those of the “Free World”.
    It is incumbent upon each and everyone of us to help one another daily and when called upon.
    “Be firm like a rock, deep and serious like the sea.
    Think of the Earth as a Mother. This is one Earth.
    Don’t be divided by thinking of yourself as belonging
    to different countries. This is one Earth. ”

  3. Declare Haiti a disaster area. Let the United Nations take up a collection from among all nations to help Haiti. Let the UN send peacekeepers and the UN guide the reconstruction. How many of those buildings were insured? How many of those homes are mortgaged? How much of that land is owned by banks? Individuals?

  4. build earth proof buildings back and educate in agriculture improvements and industrial.once educated ,they can work out of poverty

  5. I am considering contacting Catholic Charities or Feed the Children to see if I, a lactating woman with a weaned two year old, could go give milk to babies who might have been orphaned. I don’t know if they need it or not, so if anyone knows of an orphanage in need of this help there, please let me know via email.

  6. How long do you think food and water is going to last?
    You know what I wish, I had one of those planes that is transporting the food and supplies. I ratter transport those people instead to be in a safer place country or nation near by. Those people who need medical attention who are laying on the street need help.What Haiti wants is for them all to get out of Haiti and out of harms way. in a safer environment. to get food, clean water, clothes, and better medical treatment. To me that is helping. I did what I can, and I wish I had more to gave them.
    God Bless.

  7. If anyone believes in the efficacy of prayer, I encourage and implore you to pray for Haiti. I hope that all the people in Haiti can stay safe during this crisis. I am especially concerned for the little orphans, who now have no place to go. We are so fortunate and blessed in America- let’s help out the Haitian people as much as we can. My wife and I don’t have much money, but we have given a little bit to UNICEF and other charities to help Haiti in this terrible predicament. I pray that God will bless and sustain all the people of Haiti, and all the people there from foreign soils, including America.


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