18 January 2010

Haiti: How you can help rebuild a better future

Heavy hearts at the UN. Just coming back from staff briefing on Haiti. A colleague I know survived but the disastrous earthquake is the biggest single loss in UN history and probably the biggest disaster the UN has dealt with.

A video showed shocking damage in Haiti and first hand reports of Haitian colleagues were heartbreaking. Secretary-General called the international response overwhelming and an act of love. It will take years for the people to get back on track.

You can help, too, here a couple of suggestions:
  • UN Foundation: UN including the World Food Program is the first responder
  • Betterplace: Good for smaller, direct projects with regular communications
  • or if you are a Business, donate and help reconstruct: Business.un.org