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Preparedness Tip: Radios

When you are left without power for a long time, what’s one of the best ways to stay informed of local conditions? Red Cross worker Winnie Romeril noticed recently that a lot of Haitians on the street were carrying our Red Cross eton emergency crank radios. These radios, which were being handed out by a [...]

Haiti Relief: A Gathering of Symbols

The post below was written by American Red Cross volunteer Winnie Romeril. [...] Yesterday I met Uri Shacham, an Israeli paramedic from the Magen David Adom (MDA, Israel’s equivalent of the Red Cross) working in the Red Cross-administered University Hospital in Port au Prince.

Podcast: Haiti Response, Update 2

This is our second report from the ground in Haiti. This weekend, we spoke again with Winnie Romeril, who described the current situation in Port au Prince and shared with us her experience while visiting Red Cross volunteers aboard the USNS Comfort. Please note that the Red Cross is not able to accept additional volunteers [...]

Haiti Relief: Report from USNS Comfort Volunteer

The below was written by American Red Cross volunteer Wilfrid from the Miami Chapter. He’s aboard the USNS Comfort providing assistance to Haiti.

Earthquake in Haiti: Delegate Update

From a British Red Cross delegate in Haiti: We visited a camp this morning to assess sanitation needs and within minutes of arriving, several men came over and introduced themselves as the camp committee. They said it was their role to make sure things run smoothly, people treat the camp well, get access to water [...]

American Red Cross President Gail McGovern from Haiti

From American Red Cross President and CEO Gail McGovern: I can tell you that this is a devastating disaster with widespread extensive damage. Many buildings are pancaked flat, the streets are filled with rubble and people. The infrastructure of the country is in severely damaged – airports, ports and roads – making it very difficult [...]

Podcast: Aftershock in Haiti

Moments after a magnitude 5.9 aftershock, volunteer Winnie Romeril speaks with us from Haiti about the humanitarian relief effort. >> Listen Now >> Episodes 1-18 of Cross the Globe You can subscribe to this podcast in iTunes by going to your iTunes Store and searching for “Cross the Globe.”

What We’re Doing

Please visit the Disaster Online Newsroom to see detailed Red Cross response information in Haiti.

Red Cross Chapters Supporting Repatriation

The American Red Cross is supporting the repatriation of Americans and Haitian Americans who were in Haiti and are being evacuated back to this country.  We have a long standing agreement with the federal government to support these efforts when Americans need to be evacuated out of foreign countries because of conflict, natural disaster or [...]

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