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Pray for Immigration Controversy Injuring Haitians

The people who live in the island nation of Haiti faced a natural disaster of historic proportion four years ago when a devastating earthquake destroyed lives, livelihoods, and properties in January 2010.  Unlike most of the world that has "moved on" to other things, Lott Carey has stayed engaged through financial support, building homes, deploying missionaries, and advocacy for just policies. 

 

On the 3rd Anniversary of Haiti Earthquake

A devastating earthquake "rocked the world" of Haitians on 12 January 2010.  Three years have passed, and most of the world doesn't pay much attention to Haiti anymore.  Too many promises have not kept.  Too much money has not been spent (or it has been spent in ways that do not benefit the Haitian survivors).  Life continues to be a grind for too many Haitians. 
Haiti's tourism makeover: From devastation to destination

Haiti's tourism makeover: From devastation to destination

Haiti, known mainly for its natural disasters, starving citizens and government corruption scandals, is hoping to leave its tumultuous past behind and re-invent itself as an investment and tourism destination.



At least eight hotels — including Comfort InnBest Western, and Marriott — plan to build or expand properties on the island-nation, according to Paul Altidor, Haiti's ambassador to the United States. Haiti's government is also revamping economic institutions and recruiting people with investment experience in an effort to streamline business endeavors and provide transparency to potential business partners. However, challenges such as homelessness, lack of infrastructure, and Haiti's image as an international charity case threaten it's ability to move forward, experts say.

The 2nd Anniversary of the Haiti Earthquake

A few weeks ago, a brother asked, “Are we still doing anything in Haiti?”

My answer was an emphatic, "Yes we are!"  On this second anniversary of the January 2010 earthquake, I invite you to remember those who perished, to remember those who struggle, to rejoice in our service, and to recommit to helping Haiti rise again.  The world will never be the same again for hundreds of thousands of Haitians. The devastating earthquake that destroyed lives, livelihoods, and land two years ago today continues to shape the realities of most Haitians. 

Haiti: Seven Places Where Earthquake Money Did and Did Not Go

Haiti, a close neighbor of the US with over nine million people, was devastated by earthquake on January 12, 2010. Hundreds of thousands were killed and many more wounded.

The UN estimated international donors gave Haiti over $1.6 billion in relief aid since the earthquake (about $155 per Haitian) and over $2 billion in recovery aid (about $173 per Haitian) over the last two years.

16 Men Departed for Haiti

16 men depart for a short-term missions assignment to Haiti on Wednesday, 1 December 2011.  They return home on 9 December.  We rejoice to deploy this team of men from the following churches:

Letter Urging DHS Secretary Napolitano to create a Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program

Attached is today's eloquent letter to DHS Secretary Napolitano, urging establishment of a Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program to save lives and help Haiti recover, from Massachusetts State Legislature and Black and Latino Legislative Caucus members Representatives Linda Dorcena Forry, Cheryl Coakley-Rivera, Gloria Fox, Russell Holmes, Benjamin Swan, Marcos Devers, Carlos Henriquez, and Jeffrey Sanchez.

Senate Hearing “Rebuilding Haiti in the Martelly Era”

We will attend the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations hearing "Rebuilding Haiti in the Martelly Era" about reconstruction in Haiti this afternoon.  We share this with you because this development is directly related to the work that you have been supporting in the aftermath of the historic earthquake that devastated Haiti in January 2010.  You should be able to view the hearing live.  

Martelly Wins Election

Martelly Wins Election

Michel Martelly won a landslide victory in Haiti’s presidential election. Preliminary results from the provisional electoral council gave the 50-year-old entertainer, also known as ‘Sweet Mickey’ and political outsider a clear win with nearly 68% of the vote, compared with less than 32% for his rival.

The new president tweeted his thanks to voters: "We'll work for all Haitians. Together we can do it."

Presidential Runoff Elections in Haiti

The Republic of Haiti has a Presidential run-off election on Sunday, 20 March 2011, between Mirlande Manigat and Michel Martelly. Much is at stake for the country. Although the next President cannot single-handedly bring about the systemic change and long term efforts needed for the country to rise from the devastation that the January 2010 earthquake added to the fragile country, the next President will play an indispensable role in the country's successes or setbacks.  

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