Tag Archives: Haiti

Six Years After Quake, ‘Deteriorating’ Situation for Those in Haiti Camps

New York, N.Y. Six years after the devastating earthquake that killed more than 200,000 people and left at least 1.5 million homeless, the United Nations is underlining that humanitarian action has achieved significant results, but that the situation has been deteriorating since June. Six years after the devastating earthquake of 2010 that killed 200,000+ people and […]

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U.N. Concerned Over Uncertainty in Haiti, Urges Power Transfer

New York, N.Y. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed his concern today over growing political uncertainty in Haiti and urged the two candidates in the presidential run-off there to help the electoral process move forward while preserving the country’s democratic gains. Haitians voted in the second round of the senatorial and parliamentary elections and the first […]

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2007: Orphans Around World Look up to Silicon Valley Prodigy as Hero

In 2007, Jim Luce added added Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of the social-networking site facebook.com, to the Orphans International Worldwide list of Global Heroes and Role Models. This list includes such notables as Albert Schweitzer, Martin Luther King, the Rt. Rev. Desmond Tutu, Mother Teresa, Yitzhak Rabin, Nelson Mandela, Albert Einstein, Elie Wiesel, and many more. This is Jim’s original piece from 2007.

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Mayflower Roots – and a Metrocard – Get One on the Subway

New York, N.Y. Who we are is shaped by where we have been as much as by where we wish to go. For me, knowing where my family has been over the last several centuries gives me the sense that I fit into the world as I should without worry about my place. I know […]

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My First Trip to Haiti: Fear and Empowerment (2001)

Port-au-Prince, Haiti. I was afraid of Haiti due to the images of overwhelming poverty, the countless coups and endless violence. But I did choose Haiti – and others joined me in this effort. Together we set off to Haiti to try to organize a Haitian committee to build the project using many of our ideas and much of our funding. […]

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My Mother: “God Damn It James, I Raised You Better Than That!”

New York, N.Y.  My mother’s words still ring out in my head, year after year. It was Thanksgiving 1998, Boston. I was continuing to complain about how traumatized I felt having experienced the Dicksonian conditions of the orphanage where I found my infant son Mathew in Indonesia. The warehouse institution was crib-to-worn-out-crib of children dressed […]

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Living Passionately: 21 People Who Found Purpose – How You Can Too

New York, N.Y.  In our hearts, we all wish for a life filled with meaning and purpose, but how many of us are meeting this goal? Life seems to continually throw obstacles at us, doesn’t it? We become so busy fighting daily battles that we often give up on our life goals, little by little. […]

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Writers Junot Diaz, Edwidge Danticat: Stop Dominican Abuse of Haitians

Washington D.C. Across the Dominican Republic, over 200,000 Dominicans of Haitian descent are languishing in limbo following an inhumane ruling retroactively stripping them of citizenship, and the violence and intimidation that has followed. Now, many are afraid of being forced out of their communities and into squalid refugee camps along the Haitian border – like […]

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U.N.: WikiLeaks Founder Arbitrarily Detained by Sweden, U.K.

Luce Leader Nominee – Essay on Global Citizenship

New Stamps Promoting LGBT Equality Worldwide Unveiled at U.N.

Obama Reaffirms Religious Liberty in First Visit to U.S. Mosque

Architect Gina Pollara Named President of Municipal Art Society

U.N. Demands Protection for Child Migrants Flooding into Europe