Wednesday’s 6.1 magnitude aftershock in Haiti is a jolting reminder of a tragedy whose scale we struggle to comprehend. The world has responded with resources and compassion, but a disaster of this size will be with us for years and years.
The Internet can help us zero in on the specifics of a challenge and empower us to help in more direct and potentially more effective ways than ever before. My Yahoo! can simplify and expand the information at your disposal.
- The Haiti Sun – Produced by the Haitian community abroad and at home, provides a unique perspective on the tragedy.
- The New York Times – Some of the most moving international coverage has come from the New York Times, providing an extraordinary mix of personal stories, breaking news and analysis.
- The Red Cross – Just one organization providing relief to Haiti but it is a great way to keep track of the progress being made to help the millions of earthquake victims.
- United Geological Survey’s shaker maps and alerts - If you want an up-to-the-minute alert about temblors and where they occur.
A sign of hope coming out of Haiti’s calamity is the way technology has hastened the exchange of information and stirred people to action. May these resources help you feel connected to the plight of Haiti’s people and their path to recovery.
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- Add The Haiti Sun
- Add The New York Times
- Add The Red Cross
- Add United Geological Survey’s shaker maps and alerts
- My Yahoo! Editorial