The Sudan Now! Coalition is back with yet another innovative ad campaign. You may recall that back in August the coalition of Sudan activist groups took out full page ads in Martha's Vinyard's two newspapers during the Obamas' summer vacation.
Ban Ki Moon issues a statement confirming the deaths of MINUSTAH chief Hedi Annabi, Deputy mission chief Luiz Carlos da Costa and acting police commissioner Doug Coates.Â
In response to troubling reports that the UN ordered doctors to leave a field hospital in Haiti (including a front page feature on CNN.com), here's an official statement Dispatch just received:
From the UN Foundation:
Two days after the 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated Haiti, UN Foundation Vice President of Global Health Dr. Daniel Carucci traveled to Haiti to deliver vital medical supplies and will continue to assess the situation on the ground.
The United Nations Departments of Peacekeeping Operations and Field Support have launched two social networking sites to keep friends, families and colleagues of UN staff in Haiti up to date on the latest news.
This note from a World Food Program worker in Haiti, posted to an internal WFP message board (and reprinted with permission, via ), offers some insights into the logistical challenges facing rescue workers.Â The author's name is Pierre Petry.
As I said in my Daily Beast item, one of the best things that Haiti has going for it right now is Bill Clinton.Â Last spring, the Secretary General tapped the former president to be his special envoy for Haiti.
Sending aid to Haiti isnâ€™t the only thing we can do to help the country. We can also help Haitians help themselves. The US could grant Haitians in the United States Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Itâ€™s a kind of temporary immigration relief offered to countries that have suffered severe disasters. TPS lets nationals of the disaster-hit country apply for work authorization, allows them to travel outside the US, and prevents them from deportation.