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BloggersUnite for Haiti: ‘Hope for Haïti by George Clooney en Wyclef Jean

Geschreven op 19-1-2010 - Erik van Erne. Geplaatst in Agenda, Blog Action Day, EEN-Armoede Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmail


Op 1 februari 2010 zetten bloggers zich wereldwijd in om de aandacht te vestigen op de enorme tragedie in Haiti.

De aardbeving van 7.0 heeft een ongelofelijk aantal doden, gewonden en vermisten tot gevolg. Daarnaast ligt Porte-au-Prince totaal in puin en is er een gebrek aan van alles.

Gelukkig reageert de wereld op deze enorme ramp met grote saamhorigheid. Hulptropen, medici, voedsel, medicijnen en water zijn onderweg, maar bereiken nog lang niet alle slachtoffers. Miljoenen mensen zijn dakloos.

Ook de financiële hulp komt goed op gang. Landen tasten fors in de buidel en over de hele wereld zijn en worden er inzamelingsacties gestart. Het zou een geweldig voorbeeld in de wereld kunnen worden om een relatief klein en ongelofelijk arm land te helpen op een manier die nog niet eerder is voorgekomen.

Bij de Tsunamie die Azië vijf jaar gelden trof, hebben we ook geld ingezameld hebben we ook geholpen, maar dat was toch iets anders. Hele kuststroken waren verwoest, maar vanuit het binnenland kon hulp worden geboden. In de ramp op Haïti kunnen we rustig stellen dat het hele land in puin ligt

Op vrijdag 22 januari presenteert acteur George Clooney samen met hiphopper Wyclef Jean de benefietshow ‘Hope for Haïti’. Op die manier hopen ze zo veel mogelijk geld in te zamelen voor de slachtoffers van de aardbeving. Meer dan veertig bekende zangers en zangeressen zullen deelnemen aan ‘Hope for Haïti’. Onder meer Bono, Alicia Keys, Sting en Christina Aguilera zullen er aanwezig zijn.

De benefietshow zal op verschillende Amerikaanse televisiezenders te zien zijn. De opbrengsten Gaan naar Oxfam AmericaRed Cross, UNICEF en Wyclef’s Yele Haiti foundation.

MTV Networks is presenting “Hope for Haiti,” a global telethon to air commercial-free across ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN, BET, The CW, HBO, MTV, VH1 and CMT next Friday at 8pm ET/PT. “Hope for Haiti” will be led by CNN’s Anderson Cooper in Haiti, George Clooney in Los Angeles, and Wyclef Jean in New York City.

The two-hour telethon will feature musical performances and celebrity appearances as well as live news reports from CNN.

18 Reacties

  1. Erik van Erne zegt:

    7 februari 2010 om 15:02 | Permalink

    Helping Haiti • Everybody Hurts

  2. Erik van Erne zegt:

    6 augustus 2010 om 08:21 | Permalink

    Wyclef Jean Officially Running For President Of Haiti

    Singer Wyclef Jean officially announced his bid to be president of Haiti to a roaring crowd of supporters on Thursday, thrusting himself into a contentious race to lead an impoverished country reeling from a devastating earthquake.

    At one point the hip hop artist-turned-politician bodysurfed on the hands of bandana-waving supporters in Haiti’s capital and stepped onto a speaker truck to address the crowd of hundreds. Jean had submitted his candidacy papers 10 minutes before the provisional electoral office closed. More at Hufftington Post

  3. Erik van Erne zegt:

    22 augustus 2010 om 07:13 | Permalink

    Haiti rejects Wyclef Jean’s presidential bid

    Wyclef Jean waited for news of the decision at a hotel in Port-au-Prince Haitian hip-hop star Wyclef Jean has been told he is not allowed to run in the country’s presidential election. Electoral council spokesman Richard Dumel said officials had accepted 19 candidacies and rejected 15 others.

    Following the ruling, Mr Jean issued a statement saying he respectfully disagreed with the council’s decision but accepted it and urged his supporters to do the same. Read more at BBC News

  4. Erik van Erne zegt:

    22 september 2010 om 05:10 | Permalink

    Wyclef Jean leaves Haiti’s presidential race

    Hip hop singer Wyclef Jean has officially withdrawn his candidacy for president of Haiti. The 40-year-old Grammy Award-winning artist said in a statement on Tuesday that he is leaving Haitian politics to promote a new album.

    “This was not an easy conclusion to reach,” the former Fugees singer said, “but it is one that was thoughtfully made, taking into account many, many competing factors.”

  5. Erik van Erne zegt:

    23 oktober 2010 om 15:46 | Permalink

    Cholera epidemic hits Haiti: pictures by The Frame

    A cholera epidemic was spreading in central Haiti on Friday as aid groups rushed doctors and supplies to fight the country’s deadliest health crisis since January’s earthquake. At least 150 people have died and more than 1,500 others are ill. The first two cases of the disease outside the rural Artibonite region were confirmed in Arcahaie, a town that is closer to the quake-devastated capital, Port-au-Prince. Officials are concerned the outbreak could reach the squalid tarp camps where hundreds of thousands of quake survivors live in the capital. Scores of patients lay on the floor awaiting treatment at the St. Nicholas hospital in the seaside city of St. Marc, some of them brushing away flies on mattresses stained with human feces. (22 images)

  6. Erik van Erne zegt:

    24 oktober 2010 om 09:31 | Permalink

    Cholera Death Toll Rising In Haiti: Inside Port-Au-Prince’s Tent Camps

  7. Erik van Erne zegt:

    25 oktober 2010 om 17:18 | Permalink

    In Haiti, Capital Braces for a Cholera Outbreak

    Diarrhea, while a common ailment here, is a symptom of cholera. And anxiety has been growing fiercely that the cholera epidemic, which began last week in the northwest of Haiti, will soon strike the earthquake-ravaged Port-au-Prince metropolitan area.

    “It travels with the speed of lightning, I’ve heard, and it can kill a person in four hours,” said Jean Michel Maximilien, a camp leader. “So of course we are all on edge.”

    For now, the cholera outbreak, with more than 250 deaths and more than 3,100 confirmed cases, has been contained to the central rural regions around the Artibonite River, 60 miles north of the capital. But Port-au-Prince is tensely preparing for its arrival in the densely populated slums and tent camps here, with treatment centers being established, soap and water purification tablets being distributed and public safety announcements stressing hygiene. Read more at NY Times

  8. Erik van Erne zegt:

    30 oktober 2010 om 22:26 | Permalink

    Haiti fights to contain cholera: 330 deads

    Treatment centres are being prepared in Haiti to deal with the further possible spread of cholera. The outbreak is believed to have started ten days ago and has claimed over 330 lives. Aid agencies are also mobilising in case Tropical storm Tomas makes landfall. Al Jazeera’s Craig Mauro reports on the attempts to contain the disease.

  9. Erik van Erne zegt:

    5 november 2010 om 20:29 | Permalink

    Hurricane Tomas on its Way to Haïti

  10. Erik van Erne zegt:

    16 november 2010 om 23:57 | Permalink

    Nearly 10,000 cholera cases reported in Haiti as death toll rises

    Some 9,971 cases of cholera, including 643 deaths, have been confirmed in Haiti, the United Nations humanitarian office reported today, citing figures provide by the Government, which also said that cases of the disease have been identified in the capital, Port-au-Prince.

    Poor sanitary conditions in many parts of the country, floods and mud flows associated with Hurricane Tomas, which swept past the Caribbean nation over the weekend, are likely to accelerate the spread of the disease, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in an update.

  11. Erik van Erne zegt:

    17 november 2010 om 14:49 | Permalink

    Cholera Toll Sparks Anti-UN Riots in Haiti

  12. Erik van Erne zegt:

    24 november 2010 om 08:44 | Permalink

    Haiti’s cholera cases approach 50,000 as preparations for polls continue

    The number of reported cases of cholera in Haiti is now approaching 50,000, but health experts have cautioned that the figure could be higher because data on the epidemic has not been received from some rural communities, a United Nations relief official said today. Nigel Fisher, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Haiti, said that epidemiologists in the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) – the regional arm of the World Health Organization (WHO) – estimate that the number of cases could be as high as 70,000.

    The death toll, as of yesterday, stood at 1,200, but the experts have said that the disease might have claimed as many as 2,000 people, with some fatalities in remote areas going unreported.

    Speaking via a video link from the capital, Port-au-Prince, Mr. Fisher told a news conference in New York that PAHO epidemiologists have also revised their projections of the spread of the disease and now anticipate that cases could rise to 200,000 over the next three months. The experts had earlier estimated that the number of cases could rise to that figure in six months.

    “This epidemic is moving faster,” Mr. Fisher said. Source: UN

  13. Erik van Erne zegt:

    27 november 2010 om 08:25 | Permalink

    Haiti: Going to vote will not spread cholera, UN says as efforts mount to stem disease

  14. Erik van Erne zegt:

    28 november 2010 om 07:18 | Permalink

    Message from Haiti by Valerie Amos

  15. Erik van Erne zegt:

    6 december 2010 om 22:08 | Permalink

    Haitian protestors clash with riot police

  16. Erik van Erne zegt:

    25 december 2010 om 04:33 | Permalink

    Music video: Haitian hip-hop group, Coeur à Coeur, sings a call to action on earthquake recovery

  17. Erik van Erne zegt:

    7 april 2011 om 12:17 | Permalink

    Haiti will continue to need strong international support, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon tells Security Council

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pledged the continued assistance of the United Nations for Haiti, which, while having made significant gains in recent months, still faces a number of daunting challenges such as reviving its crippled economy and strengthening the rule of law.

    “The United Nations will continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with the Haitian Government and people in the noble and necessary work of building a more just and prosperous future,” Mr. Ban stated during an open debate of the Security Council on Haiti.

  18. Erik van Erne zegt:

    7 juni 2011 om 20:37 | Permalink

    WikiLeaks Cables that Reveal “Secret History” of U.S. Bullying in Haiti

    The Nation magazine, in partnership with the Haitian weekly newspaper, Haïti Liberté, has launched a series of reports based on more than 19,000 classified U.S. diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks. Democracy Now! interviews the report authors, Kim Ives and Dan Coughlin, both longtime Haiti correspondents. Called “The PetroCaribe Files,” the series begins with an exposé of how the United States—with pressure from Exxon and Chevron—tried to interfere with an oil agreement between Haiti and Venezuela that would save Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, $100 million per year. “It is really amazing to see an ambassador pushing around a president, and all his officials telling them what to do, trying to tell them what Haiti’s interests are. It is the epitome of arrogance,” says Ives.

    See also: TEDGlobal 2010: Why the world needs WikiLeaks by Julian Assange

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