Margaret Aguirre of the International Medical Corps is on the ground in Haiti. In this phone interview, she describes the scene there, as their team works to provide medical care in an environment of extreme hardship that includes piles of corpses 50 feet away from the command post.
Aid to Haiti is coming in -- plenty of it -- but damage to roads is severely affecting the distribution. For more on the aid effort in Haiti, Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Jordan Ryan, the director of crisis prevention and recovery at the U.N. Development Program.
Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner writes how international donor nations, particularly the U.S., need to contribute much more resources to the Haiti aid effort. Eisner writes how the situation will devolve into utter catastrophe if we don't immediately send a huge number of troops to improve the security situation and ensure that food, water and medical supplies are distributed.
The images from Haiti are difficult to watch, but especially so far Haitians living abroad who are left to wonder about the fate of relatives and friends back home. And, some of the injured are making their way across Hispaniola to the Dominican Republic. Al Jazeera English's Rob Reynolds and Sebastian Walker report from Haiti.
One-third of Haiti's population may be in need of help. Port-au-Prince's airport is the hub for humanitarian aid arriving from overseas -- supplies as well as rescue teams. Worldfocus spoke with Laura Blank, who just arrived to work with relief group World Vision. Watch our audio slideshow with Laura's observations about the situation and photos from around the capital.
Worldfocus correspondent Benno Schmidt writes about navigating Haiti's dilapidated infrastructure where simple trips of a few miles in length can turn into a half-day adventures with roads abruptly dead-ending in forests or standing water.
For Haiti's history of hardship, Peter Eisner joins Daljit Dhaliwal to examine the country's entrenched problems and long-term challenges. They discuss the U.S.'s responsibilities and what kind of more permanent role the U.S. should play in Haiti's recovery effort.
Victims of Haiti's earthquake spent their second day coping with the destruction. Hundreds of thousands of people have neither water, sanitation nor electricity. The Red Cross in Haiti estimates that as many as 50,000 people died in the quake, but Haitian officials say the number could be twice as high. Avi Lewis and Sebastian Walker of Al Jazeera English report.
International donor nations are rallying around the aid effort to Haiti, and President Obama announced today that this is a "moment that cries out for U.S. leadership." An estimated 50,000 are feared dead in the aftermath of a 7.0-magnitude quake Tuesday evening. The U.S. has promised to send $100 million in aid. For more, Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Michael Kocher.
Peter Eisner writes about the roots of Haiti's desperate poverty. Even before the earthquake, Haiti remained mired in poverty for much of its history. There are those who ask why Haiti has been hopelessly poor for so long. Yes, it is one of the first independent republics, but the Haitian people have suffered just as long, victims of colonial folly.