Disability Movement

UN SETS UP HUMAN RIGHTS GROUP TO LOOK INTO SITUATION OF HAITI’S DISABLED

New York, Mar 5 2010 10:05AM A working group comprising United Nations experts has been created to look into the situation of Haitians with disabilities, who have been disproportionately affected by January’s catastrophic earthquake. Today’s <"http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=9873&LangID=E">announcement comes after a group of UN human rights experts last month appealed for the needs of the disabled in… Continue reading UN SETS UP HUMAN RIGHTS GROUP TO LOOK INTO SITUATION OF HAITI’S DISABLED

Activism, Disability Movement, Economic Justice

No one knows what sort of future there will be for #amputees in #Haiti

Mitchell Landsberg Ottawa Citizen , Feb. 23, 2010 She is 19 years old, with an angelic face and big, heavy-lidded eyes. A bright young woman close to graduating from high school, a rare accomplishment in Haiti. As her sister runs a hand through her hair, Sounlove Zamour tells how the Jan. 12 earthquake split her… Continue reading No one knows what sort of future there will be for #amputees in #Haiti

Activism, Disability Movement, Economic Justice

Needs of #Haiti’s #disabled must not be forgotten, says #UN expert body

9 February 2010 – A group of United Nations experts today stressed that the needs of Haitians with disabilities must be included in the relief, recovery and reconstruction processes following the earthquake that battered the small Caribbean nation last month. Persons with disabilities must not become “the forgotten ones during the emergency response and the… Continue reading Needs of #Haiti’s #disabled must not be forgotten, says #UN expert body

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Some Important Organizations for Haiti Relief

Those of you wishing to contribute to Haiti's relief fund: Lauren Fordyce and Greg Beckett, two anthropologists with extensive experience on Haiti, recommend the following as very dependable organizations: Lambi Fund of Haiti, Project Medishare (affiliated with U Miami, http://www.lambifund.org/) and Partners in Health/Zanmi Lasante (renowned medical anthropologist Paul Farmer's organization http://www.pih.org/home.html). Another Important one… Continue reading Some Important Organizations for Haiti Relief