Haiti earthquake aid
UPDATE 11:29 pm EST: Pure speculation but the USS Carl Vinson has been underway from Norfolk headed to its new home port in California for about ten hours. Vinson would make a formidable platform for assisting the earthquake victims in Haiti. The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Battle Group lead the way after the Indonesian tsunami.
UPDATE 10:51 pm EST: Aftershocks continue. Now at 23, 10 of which are 5.0 or greater.
UPDATE 10:31 pm EST: Wyclef Jean is raising relief funds on Twitter and on his blog.
UPDATE 09:39 pm EST: U.S. Agency for International Development sending search and rescue teams. UN building in Port-au-Prince heavily damaged.
UPDATE 08:55 pm EST: 13 aftershocks as of five minutes ago. 7 were over 5.0.
UPDATE 08:47 pm EST: Reports are that the control tower at the airport in Port-au-Prince is heavily damaged. Nothing landing. U.S. military has teams trained to land and restore operations. May be first on the ground?
The United States government has issued clear statements this evening of its intention to provide massive aid to the earthquake ravaged nation of Haiti. Both President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton were quick to issue press statements.
The U.S. military’s Southern Command will be the lead military agency in any relief effort. After a hurricane struck Haiti in September of 2008, ships, personnel and aircraft were used to assist aid organizations and to provide supplies to the stricken nation. LINK 1 LINK 2
Naval Station Guantanamo Bay was key to mission in 2008. If Haitian roads and airfields are too damaged, this port will be needed both as a staging area and as a place to transship material and personnel.
Following the Indonesian tsunami, we learned that most American embassies have a disaster relief fund that can be used at the discretion of the ambassador. Those millions will be committed almost at once.
UPDATE: The list is getting long, so I have moved it to its own page:
Haiti Earthquake Relief
See update above.
Here are the websites for a few of the organizations responding to the Haitian earthquake.
- American Jewish World Service
- Convoy of Hope
- Direct Relief International
- Food for the Hungry
- International Medical Corps
- Medical Teams International
- Mercy Corps
- Operation USA
- Oxfam America
- Samaritan’s Purse
- Save the Children
- World Vision
Table of contents for Haiti quake 2010
- Massive earthquake strikes Haiti
- Earthquake in Haiti – aftershocks continue
- Haiti earthquake aid
- Haiti quake damages pile up
- Horror in Haiti – the morning after the quake
- U.S. quickly responds to Haiti quake
- Infrastructure hurdles to Haiti quake relief
- U.S. Coast Guard on location in Haiti right now
- Strong aftershocks continue in Haiti
- PR Guard standing by – Gitmo damaged by Haiti quake
- Paras and Marines on alert for Haiti move
- Earthquake in Haiti update for January 13 evening
- Earthquake in Haiti – January 14 morning update
- Marines ready to assist Haiti after earthquake
- Earthquake in Haiti – Update for January 14 evening
- FEMA report on Haiti relief efforts for January 15
- Out of the night sky – Air Force secures Port-au-Prince airport
- Earthquake in Haiti – January 15 evening
- Haiti Quake Relief Funding Numbers
- But people are dying – thoughts on the Haitian disaster
- Aftershocks continue to rock Haiti
- Earthquake in Haiti – Update for January 16
- Haiti Quake Relief Funding Numbers for Jan 16
- Hospital ship Comfort sails for Haiti
- Baby delivered during Haiti evacuation
- Navy is delivering supplies to Haiti victims
- Hospital ship Comfort racing to Haiti
- Country club serves as forward base for Paras in Haiti
- Situation at Port-au-Prince airport improving
- Sanjay Gupta Assists Vinson Medical Team in Haiti
- USAID Update on the Haiti relief operation January 18
- Air drop to aid Haitian victims of earthquake
- Haiti Quake Relief Funding Numbers for Jan 18
- Earthquake in Haiti – morning update January 19
- Los Angeles rescuers save Haitian woman
- Stories from Haiti – update for Jan 20 morning
- American volunteers in Haiti
- American donations for Haiti earthquake relief – Jan 21
- Haiti earthquake relief update for Jan 21
- Haitians receiving care and support aboard Bataan
- Hospital ship Comfort healing, hugging Haitians
- Brief update on Navy and Marine relief efforts in Haiti Jan 23
- Fort Hood veterinary services unit sent to Haiti
- Harbor damage in Port-au-Prince
- American giving for Haiti relief as of January 25
- Comparison of Haiti donations to Katrina and the tsunami
- Haitian Coast Guard base becomes hub for quake relief
- Comparison of Haiti donations to Katrina and the tsunami Jan 28
- High tech warbird aids Haiti relief efforts
- High-speed ferrys en route to Haiti
- Southern Command briefs on Haiti situation
- Paras opening roads in Haiti
- Aid from Dominican Republic via Kentucky National Guard
- Haitian assistance stories for February 3
- Haitian relief efforts slow
- Marine calls Leogane Haiti home
- Haiti earthquake relief update for February 7
- Army medics at work in Haiti relief effort
- Haiti earthquake relief funding update for February 14
- Keeping Haitians informed
- A tent means a lot to Haitian orphans
- Italian troops aid paras in Haiti rubble clearance
- Landslide in Haiti tests Special Ops rescuers
- Navy and Marines bridge Haitian divide from government
- Haitian earthquake relief – update for February 28
- Haitian earthquake update – March 4
- Air Guard Engineers Help Haitians
- Things are baaaaad in Haiti
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