I was in Haiti this fall and I am bringing back picture-proof of why I remain committed. It’s the hand-drawn, hand-colored thanks of the children I met. These children never showed signs of frustration, though if anyone has a right to be critical of their plight – it’s them.
Tag Archives for "Port-au-Prince"
Jean-Andre is a single father living in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He has 2 sons, Mackintosh and Freddy who are presently studying at the Dalmas 33 Die Gloria temporary primary school. It is one of some 250 temporary schools that UNICEF is supporting to ensure that an entire generation are not denied an education in the hard years of recovery and reconstruction ahead.
U.S. Fund for UNICEF President and CEO Caryl Stern visited Haiti last week. These are her notes from the field.
I woke up with the sun again and checked my watch
On behalf of the children of Haiti, UNICEF child protection expert Nadine Perrault shares a thank you in a video interview to the volunteers and supporters of the US Fund for UNICEF. Perrault, who is normally based at UNICEF’s Latin America and Caribbean Regional Office in Panama, was deployed to Haiti to support UNICEF’s work on the ground, including efforts to identify and protect unaccompanied children. During her time there, she witnessed the life saving work of UNICEF and its partners.
To support UNICEF’s continued efforts in Haiti, please visit www.unicefusa.org/haitiquake.
On Monday, January 25th, the 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East donated $1 million to the US Fund for UNICEF for Haiti earthquake emergency relief. A press conference was held that morning to announce the donation. President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, Caryl Stern, accepted the giant check on behalf of the children of Haiti.
Cathiana Sylne – a production assistant at the U.S. Fund for UNICEF – is from Haiti. She made this video in response to the recent earthquake.
As Haiti faces one of the hardest times in her history, it is important to remember that new opportunities lie on the horizon. Opportunities for Haiti to form tighter bonds with the rest of the world, to conquer a history of poverty and to rebuild stronger and better. Haiti is ripe for change.
To support UNICEF’s continuing efforts in Haiti, please visit www.unicefusa.org/haitiquake.org.
© 2013 United States Fund for UNICEF. All rights reserved. 1.800.FOR.KIDS 125 Maiden Lane, New York, NY 10038