$1million raised for Haiti by @Avaaz but the needs remain massive

Avaaz members have surged to the help of Haiti raising over $1 million in just a few days! Every dollar/euro/yen donated is immediately being sent to empower trustworthy local partner organizations to scale up their efforts, but the devastation is staggering and the needs remain massive. See the email below — let´s stand with the Haitian people, help now!



Dear friends,

Haiti’s worst earthquake in 200 years struck last week, devastating the capital city, killing tens of thousands and threatening over 3 million people in this desperately poor country.

Haitians are urgently appealing to the world for help — were already working with strong local organisations mobilising community-based relief efforts. Lets send a worldwide wave of donations to the front lines, to save lives now and help people recover and rebuild. Avaaz will work partners to make sure the help reaches those who need it most. Click below to donate:


Based on expert advice from leading humanitarian NGOs who have been working in Haiti for over 20 years, we’re offering donations to trusted local organizations, including:

  1. Honor and Respect for Bel Air, a big community-based network in Haitis capital Port-au-Prince, which is also supported by our friends at the respected Brazilian NGO Viva Rio
  2. Coordination Régionale des Organisations de Sud-Est (CROSE), which brings together some of the most active community groups in the South of Haiti where the earthquake struck hardest. These groups include: women’s groups, schools networks and local cooperatives
  3. Zanmi Lasante, sister organization of Partners in Health (PiH) in Haiti. PiH and its partners have been among the first to respond with emergency medical services to the most vulnerable

In 2008, Avaaz members donated over $2 million for Burmese monks to respond to the devastating Cyclone Nargis. Our money made an incredible difference there — because it went directly to local people on the front lines of the aid effort.

Times of painful tragedy can bring out the best in us by bringing people together. Let’s join with the people of Haiti to help them rescue their communities from this brutal disaster — act now at this link:


With hope for Haiti,

Luis, Paul, Graziela, Paula, Ricken, Pascal, Alice, Benjamin, Milena and the whole Avaaz team

More information:

Haiti devastated by massive earthquake (BBC):

Haiti hit by second strong earthquake (The Guardian):

Tiny steps toward basic services (New York Times):

Deadly earthquake hits Haiti (Reuters pictures):

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