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24 May 2012 description

This panel of experts discussed how their field research on humanitarian issues laid the foundation for a new way to measure resilience and aid effectiveness in Haiti after the January 2010 earthquake.

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Ky Luu, Executive Director, Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy, Tulane University

Jean Poincy, Vice Rector, State University of Haiti

17 Jan 2012 description

Corporate engagement in natural disaster response has grown significantly in both scale and diversity during the last decade. Today, it is a central component of the international response machinery. Since the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, large multinational corporations have become increasingly involved in on-the-ground response efforts, forming partnerships with traditional actors and with each other to enhance operating systems and to develop more rigorous strategic thinking in preparation for disaster assistance.

12 Jan 2012 description

In the 30 seconds that it took for a 7.0 earthquake to level Port-au-Prince, Haiti captured the world’s attention. With death toll estimates at more than 200,000 persons, and injured men, women, and children reaching double that number, Haiti would lose 5 percent of its population. The graphic satellite images flashing across television screens of rescues and death conveyed the desperation of a nation. The images also revealed the vast scale of the recovery needed in the days and months ahead.

16 Nov 2011 description

A Neighbor's Journey

By Johanna Mendelson Forman, Stacey White NOV 16, 2011

02 Sep 2011 description

By Johanna Mendelson Forman Sep 2, 2011

After 100 days in office, the government of President Michel Martelly should be better organized to accomplish key tasks. Yet with no sign of a rapprochement with Haiti’s legislative branch, the president and his small staff remain unable to govern a nation that has been dealt the unkindest of fates—a catastrophic earthquake, hurricanes, and a cholera epidemic that continues to bring more tragedy to the lives of ordinary Haitians.

14 Jun 2011 description

By Johanna Mendelson Forman, Hardin Lang, Ashley E. Chandler Jun 14, 2011

22 Mar 2011 description

By Johanna Mendelson Forman

MAR 22, 2011

On Sunday, March 21, Haitians turned out in significant numbers to vote in runoff elections for president, as well as several legislators. Initial exit polls suggest that Michel Martelly, a popular entertainer turned politician, leads Mirlande Manigat, a former first lady and academic. While official results will not be available until March 31, the second round appeared to go smoothly.