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List of web resources for Haiti earthquake information and help

Update: 14 January 2010

Please see Vital information on Haiti earthquake aid for a far more comprehensive list of curated information resources.


There’s a lot of information out there on the Haitian earthquake and these are just some of the sources I have found most reliable and useful. Some of these sites are updated every second, whereas others require manual refreshes.

Twitter feeds
http://twitter.com/cnnbrk/haiti (from CNN / requires manual refresh)
http://spy.appspot.com/find/%23haiti?latest=100 (aggregation from a number of sites / works best on Firefox / automatic refresh)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Haiti_earthquake (refresh often for more updates and edits)

Google social media updates
Google’s own social media search, which is updated every second automatically)

News services
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8456322.stm (live updates from the BBC)
YouTube video updates (for videos from news services and citizen journalism)
Google News aggregation of news updates on earthquake (refresh for updates)
http://edition.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2010/haiti.quake/ (CNN special page to cover earthquake)

UN + Reliefweb
http://www.un.org/en/peacekeeping/missions/minustah/index.shtml (MINUSTAH page)
http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/rwb.nsf/doc106?OpenForm&rc=2&cc=hti (Latest updates from Haiti / response times slow on account of traffic)

Google blog search (refresh for updated blog posts, aggregated by Google)

Crisis Information Management
http://haiti.ushahidi.com (Ushahidi implementation has vital information up)

Wikis for aggregation ground info and help
http://mobileactive.org/earthquake-haiti-how-you-can-help-and-learn-more (by MobileActive.org, well populated)
http://globalvoicesonline.org/specialcoverage/haiti-earthquake-2010/ (by the hugely respected Global Voices, updated regularly)

Crisis Information Management Providers
http://blog.ushahidi.com/index.php/2010/01/13/haiti-earthquake/ (Ushahidi’s efforts to respond to the earthquake)
http://wiki.sahana.lk/doku.php/haiti:start (wiki to help set up Sahana in Haiti)

Mapping data / Imagery etc
http://crisiscommons.org/wiki/index.php?title=Haiti/2010_Earthquake (set up by Crisis Commons)

Please urgently pass on to friends and colleagues in need of the information here.

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