Vital information on Haiti earthquake aid

On January 12, 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti. Its shocking aftermath, the scale of which is only now coming to light, once again demonstrates the need for timely, accurate information to strengthen aid, response and recovery after a disaster.

The ICT4Peace Foundation has created a page on its ICT4Peace Inventory wiki that links to a number of information sources in this regard.

This curated list, that I will continue to updated regularly, now features a comprehensive collection of links to vital satellite imagery sources from Google and elsewhere, on the ground local information sources in French, a collection of videos showing the devastation and links to a number of other vital news & information aggregation portals.

Please click here to access the resources.

In November 2009, I was invited to participate in a field mission to Haiti by Dr. Soon-Hong Choi, UN CITO/ASG, through the ICT4Peace Foundation. The mission was organized by Mr. Rudy Sanchez, Director, Information and Communications Technology Division, DPKO. In Port au Prince, Gonaives and Les Cayes, we met with a number of dedicated local and international UN staff associated with MINUSTAH, including UN Peacekeepers. I can’t help but be really saddened that most of those we met are missing and unaccounted for.

They were good people.

One comment on “Vital information on Haiti earthquake aid

  1. MJ Murphy
    January 15, 2010 at 5:31 am #

    They say the roads are not useable well it didn’t stop em in Viet Nam in getting supplies in. All heavy equipment and food and water and people can be transported with choppers, why aren’t they being used?

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