Money is key as the international community mobilizes for a massive relief effort in Haiti’s earthquake-ravaged capital, Port-au-Prince. More than $400 million has pledged already. Money is being collected online and in person by individuals, governments, nonprofits and the private sector.
Action Against Hunger or ACF International, a global humanitarian network, has a team on the ground assessing damages and related needs. It is supplying support, equipment, medical supplies, emergency vehicles, communication equipment and other emergency materials.
The Haiti Earthquake Alliance includes Yele Haiti, Americares, Friends of the World Food Program, OnexOne Program, Pan American Development Foundation, Airline Ambassadors, and the Belinda Stronach Foundation. The alliance is mobilizing doctors, medical supplies and food assistance to be airlifted to Haiti.
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Donate
IFRC is assisting the injured and supporting local hospitals without enough staff and adequate facilities. The federation launched an appeal for 10 million Swiss francs ($9.74 million) to support its relief efforts. Red Cross chapters in different countries also have their own donation Web sites.
As senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributes to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.