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Monday UNICEF photo: Haiti

In a tent made with assorted sheets and other cloths, on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, a young girl holds a baby in her lap. The tent is part of an improvised settlement, one of an estimated 300 in the city, for people displaced by the earthquake.

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Tune in to Larry King’s Haiti show on Sunday

If you missed it on Monday, you have another chance to see the special two-hour Larry King Live called HAITI: HOW YOU CAN HELP this Sunday night, January 24, from 8 to 10 pm ET.

Bringing together celebrities and opinion leaders to inspire members of the global community to take immediate action in helping the people of Haiti affected by the devastating earthquake, the special will also feature reports from Haiti.

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More from UNICEF’s Tamar Hahn in Haiti

Tamar Hahn sent this post in to Fieldnotes from Haiti.

One week has gone by since an earthquake turned what was already a desperately poor part of the world into a full fledged humanitarian emergency and the race against time to bring relief to the people of Haiti continues.

Supplies continue to arrive daily by land and by air and distribution of clean water, food, hygiene kits and other life-saving provisions has greatly improved. Still, every day continues to bring new challenges. Hundreds if not thousands are leaving Port au Prince, their belongings tied up in bundles or squeezed into suitcases which they carry on their heads as they make their way to the countryside.


UNICEF Communication Specialist for Latin America and the Caribbean Tamar Hahn, on the grounds of the residence of the Prime Minister where thousands are temporarily encamped. Ms. Hahn is presently the lead UNICEF spokesperson in Haiti.

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Paula Abdul’s Michael Jackson book

If you want to bid “The Official Michael Jackson Opus,” signed by Paula Abdul and other celebrities, go to http://www.charitybuzz.com/auctions/healhaiti/catalog_items/113903.

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From UNICEF’s Tamar Hahn in Haiti

UNICEF’s Tamar Hahn sent this report from Port-au-Prince last night. To support UNICEF’s disaster relief efforts for children, please donate online at unicefusa.org/haitiquake.

This morning I went to visit a field hospital set up at the MINUSTAH Logistical Base. The hospital consists of two giant tents filled to the brim with Haitians wounded during the earthquake. Conditions are deplorable: little food and water for both doctors and patients, no sanitation which means that urine and feces are being disposed of behind the hospital tents and amputated limbs end up in the trash.

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Tune in to Larry King’s Haiti show on Monday

As he did in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, CNN’s Larry King reaches around the world, this time to help the people of Haiti.

Tomorrow night, King will host a special two-hour Larry King Live called HAITI: HOW YOU CAN HELP, bringing together celebrities and opinion leaders to inspire members of the global community to take immediate action in helping the people of Haiti affected by the devastating earthquake.

The special airs from 8 pm ET to 10 pm ET (US) on CNN. Campbell Brown will be reporting Haiti news over the course of the two-hour program and guests will join Larry King on the set and via satellite to generate support for UNICEF and the Red Cross.

We’ll share more details about the guest list as they come in. Please spread the word and tune in Monday!

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