The money generously donated by the American people is one of the major reasons that today most people in Haiti have access to food and water and most earthquake survivors have a tent or tarp over their heads and basic relief supplies.
Organizing Armaggedon: Wired Magazine Explores Haiti Response
Wired Magazine just published an in-depth look at the challenge of rapidly bringing in and distributing massive quantities of food, medicine, shelter, and supplies to a place where the infrastructure …
Haiti: Your Frequently Asked Questions Part 3
For part 3, we’ve asked her if the American Red Cross plans on spending all the designated donations we received in Haiti? This conversation includes an explanation of our overhead costs.
Haiti: Your Frequently Asked Questions Part 2
In part 2, we asked her why the American Red Cross isn’t spending all the money you’ve donated at once.
Haiti: Your Frequently Asked Questions
This is part one in a series of interviews where our President and CEO Gail McGovern will answer some of our most frequently asked questions about our response and recovery efforts for survivors in Haiti.
Richter Scale is Out; Moment Magnitude Scale is In
You mentioned the Richter Scale in one of your tweets or blog posts. It’s a little bit of a technicality because the media still uses it but the Richter Scale isn’t used to measure earthquakes anymore. Now they use the “moment magnitude scale”.
What We’re Reading: Haiti Edition
We issued our Three Month Report on Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti today. The recovery effort is still active and ongoing, and we are trying our best to keep …
What We’re Reading: Earthquake Edition
After yesterday’s earthquake activity on the west coast, we want to give you some resources that can help you stay informed during emergency events such as earthquakes:
What to do in an Earthquake
Earthquakes are shaking California today – the strongest in Baja measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale. Early reports indicate there aren’t substantial injuries or damages. Here’s our quick reference guide …
Weekly Worldwide Wrap-Up
Welcome to the Weekly Worldwide Wrap-Up, in which we consolidate the international Red Cross and Red Crescent news into one list of bite-sized links for you. It’s a non-comprehensive sampling …