Showing posts tagged haiti
Earthquake survivor Darlene Etienne, center, shows a photo of her rescue shot by Associated Press photographer Ramon Espinosa to neighbors in Marchand Dessaline, Haiti, Sunday Jan. 9, 2011. The seventeen-year-old was pulled from the rubble of her cousin’s home near the ruins of the St. Gerard parish school by French rescue workers,
Darlene was rescued 15 days after the earthquake.
A font for Doctors Without Borders.
Font Aid IV: Coming Together
The Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA) is proud to announce the release of “Coming Together”, a font created exclusively for Font Aid IV to benefit the victims of the recent earthquake in Haiti. The font consists entirely of ampersands, to represent the idea of people coming together to help one another. Type designers, graphic designers, and other artists from around the world contributed artwork to the font.
The font is being be sold for $20US and is available through font distributors Ascender Fonts, Veer, FontShop, and MyFonts. All proceeds from the sale of the font will go to Doctors Without Borders, to help with their relief efforts in Haiti.
MSF medical activites also continue at La Trinité trauma hospital and the rehabilitation center in the Pacot area of Port-au-Prince. Two operating theatres are up and running, one of them in a shipping container, and staff have performed about 25 mostly complicated surgeries per day since January 13. On January 17 a post-operative ward and triage area were set up in the street in front of the building. MSF teams are also conducting assessments in affected areas outside of the capital, in Léogâne, Grand Goave, Petit Goave, Saint Marc, and Jacmel.© Julie Remy
Work like this is why I choose to give to Doctors Without Borders
A man rents mobile phone chargers by the hour in downtown Port-au-Prince January 17, 2010.
Via: The Big Picture
Doctors Without Borders Cargo Plane With Full Hospital and Staff Blocked From Landing in Port-au-Prince
Port-au-Prince/Paris /New York, 17 January 2009—Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) urges that its cargo planes carrying essential medical and surgical material be allowed to land in Port-au-Prince in order to treat thousands of wounded waiting for vital surgical operations. Priority must be given immediately to planes carrying lifesaving equipment and medical personnel.
Despite guarantees, given by the United Nations and the US Defense Department, an MSF cargo plane carrying an inflatable surgical hospital was blocked from landing in Port-au-Prince on Saturday, and was re-routed to Samana, in Dominican Republic. All material from the cargo is now being sent by truck from Samana, but this has added a 24-hour delay for the arrival of the hospital.
A second MSF plane is currently on its way and scheduled to land today in Port- au-Prince at around 10 am local time with additional lifesaving medical material and the rest of the equipment for the hospital. If this plane is also rerouted then the installation of the hospital will be further delayed, in a situation where thousands of wounded are still in need of life saving treatment.
The inflatable hospital includes 2 operating theaters, an intensive care unit, 100-bed hospitalization capacity, an emergency room and all the necessary equipment needed for sterilizing material.
MSF teams are currently working around the clock in 5 different hospitals in Port-au-Prince, but only 2 operating theaters are fully functional, while a third operating theater has been improvised for minor surgery due to the massive influx of wounded and lack of functional referral structures.
I am sure someone in authority has an excuse for this, I really would like to hear what that excuse is. Katrina showed how inept the government is at this sort of thing. Will Haiti be another example of malfeasance and ineptitude and pig headedness?
At this point everybody knows the situation in Haiti
Taking consideration of this I decide to create this poster cause sometimes an image can deliver a clear message to the people and call them to action.
Yéle Haití it’s a foundation created by Wyclef Jean on 2005.
This foundation Works for the development of Haiti in many ways (Sports, environment, health and education). At this precise moment the foundation is dedicated to raise funds to collaborate the people of Haiti.
Now more than words the people of Haiti need actions, they need that each one of us take awareness and decide to do something for them, just in the way each one of us can do it. I am sure that in your country there are some people yet organized to help and surely they need a hand.
This poster is a free use image; you can use it for profit only if all the money goes to help Haiti.
What you can do with this poster.
Forward it to all your mail contacts and suggest them to help.
Print it, put it at your window, car and office or at any place where it can generate awareness on the people that are not helping yet.
Print it on t-shirts, caps, stickers or flags and trade them for a donation to Haiti.
Share the image and create awareness.
Just see the image and think in which way you can help Haiti
In case that you need a hi resolution file of the image just contact me at email@example.com and I will send it.
Peace and hope for the Haiti people
Click photo to hear Wyclef report from Haiti on Fox News
Via: Chato @FLICKR