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Haiti Update

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Fewer Haitian New Yorkers are applying for Temporary Protected Status than expected. Garry Pierre-Pierre, editor-publisher of The Haitian Times and host of the show Independent Sources on CUNY TV, explains why and discusses the most recent recovery news in Haiti.

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Comments [6]

Paul from Hoboken

Your guests POV is a nice voice of reality.
It feels good to hear someone telling the truth. It's sad about how the funding is being used or held up, but the bottom line is the Haitian gov't and misguided relief organizations. Smells like an international Katrina.
Good Luck I wish you guys well, but a serious gov't and faithful leadership would put the country back to being productive. Hopefully not the following dogma and hypocrisy of the last several decades.

Mar. 30 2010 10:50 AM
Merrill J. Clark, Esq. from NY,NY

I am an immigration attorney and have processed many Haitians with TPS. (www.haiti-tps.com).
The initial TPS 18 month period will undoubtedly be extended until Haiti is rebuilt, as with previous TPS programs.

Mar. 30 2010 10:48 AM
GW from Manhatan

The model for Haiti should either be Cuba or Singapore,
either country offers haiti the ability to model a new economic and social construction. Western countries destroyed Haiti, maintain the problems and will not be able to offer any improvement in the future

Mar. 30 2010 10:46 AM
Pavel from Brooklyn

Per listener's question. Architecture for Humanity is a strong active organization worth donating to. They have a strong record working in the disaster recovery efforts as well as helping impoverished community through architecture.

http://architectureforhumanity.org/programs/haiti-earthquake-rebuilding

Mar. 30 2010 10:45 AM
Tequila Minsky from NYC

There are small groups that are really working with the people on the ground and money should be given to them. Two such groups, Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees and Seeds for Haiti (both Brooklyn based and Haitian run)--one working with displaced people in the epicenter region of Leogane and the other with refugees and farmers growing food for the people in the area near Hinch. Money going to support the people and the regional areas to support life away from Port-au-Prince is a good move.

Mar. 30 2010 10:44 AM
akena in NY

The red cross has collected 364Million sent by donors for the Haiti relief but has distributed only 106Million. They have even taken some of this money specifically earmarked by donors for Haiti and used it to pay off old debts that they had incurred. They have stated that this is their right and that even if donors write "for Haitian earthquake relief" in the memo of their cheques, they can spend that money where ever they see the need. This is just unconscionable! Where is there greater need in this world right now but in Haiti? And shame on WNYC for listing them as a "reputable" charity and not YeleHaiti. It shows that you prefer white charities to have the chance to mismanage hundreds of millions than for a son of Haiti who can do better to get the opportunity to do so.

Mar. 30 2010 10:23 AM

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