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The Obama administration today has announced it will allow "certain" orphaned Haitian children to come to the U.S. where families are waiting to adopt them. The Miami Herald provides a full report here. The press release, sent to the Reporter by the... Read more
The Massachusetts Haitian American Earthquake Task Force is teaming up with local artists, gospel choirs, and special guests from across the nation to launch a major fundraising effort this Sunday, Jan. 24 to benefit organizations working to support... Read more
“Will we have an earthquake in Cambridge?” That’s one of the questions my students asked during a discussion about the earthquake. You can bet that in numerous schools and households throughout the country, the same question is being asked. It’s... Read more
The Center for Future Civic Media at MIT has reached out the BHR and our staff and readers for help with a new database intended to help get emergency responders to Haiti's earthquake victims. A new text/SMS code — 4636— is being employed in Haiti to... Read more
The Boston Haitian Reporter's Richardson Innocent has left the Delmas section of Port-au-Prince and is now in Cabaret, a town north of Haiti's capitol where the situation is considerably less dire. The Reporter spoke to Innocent on Sunday afternoon just... Read more
(2:20 p.m.)- Our newsroom just received a call from Renel Louis Jean, 22, who is in Au Cayes and is desperately looking for help. He has left Port-au-Prince, where he was when the earthquake hit, with a group of survivors. His says mother Alourdes Pierre... Read more
Rep. Marie St. Fleur passes along word that the American Red Cross needs 100 Creole speaking interpreters who can join relief efforts aboard a US hospital ship bound for Haiti. It is a minimum one month commitment. "The American Red Cross is looking to... Read more
Wyclef Jean is speaking out against public reports that have raised questions about the track record of his charity Yele Haiti, which has raised over $1 million through a text message campaign since Tuesday's earthquake.
The White House has announced today that two former presidents —Bill Clinton and George W. Bush — will head up a new fund. Here is the statement from the fund's website. Statement by President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush "We are deeply... Read more
Riche Zamor, a Boston man who serves as president of the University of Fondwa tells the Reporter today that the school's facilities have been completely destroyed. Fondwa, a town located about 45 minutes southeast of Port-au-Prince, is utterly destroyed,... Read more
Eyewitness account from Elizabeth Moise of events in Port-au-Prince received on January 14, 2010. Translated by Yolette Ibokette "I’ve just returned to my house. What I saw is UNIMAGINABLE, UNTHINKABLE….Port-au-Prince is destroyed, in ruins…People... Read more
Boston transplant Rich Innocent relays a tale of survival, teamwork among the people of DelmasRichardson Innocent: Proud Bostonian, Haitian now searching for survivors in DelmasFor the third consecutive night, Richardson Innocent will rest his head... Read more
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced today the launch of a new tool on www.state.gov, the “Person Finder,” to allow people to find and share information on missing loved ones in Haiti. The tool can be found at http://www.state.gov/... Read more
Congressman Stephen F. Lynch along with Brockton Mayor Linda Balzotti will be hosting a community meeting and information session on rescue and relief operations underway following the earthquake in Haiti. Representatives from the United States Coast... Read more
STATEMENT FROM HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY JANET NAPOLITANO “As part of the Department’s ongoing efforts to assist Haiti following Tuesday’s devastating earthquake, I am announcing the designation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitian nationals... Read more
The White House has released a transcript of President Obama's latest remarks on the situation in Haiti, made today in the White House just after 1 p.m. THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, everybody. I wanted to just make a brief statement on the latest... Read more
The voice on the other end of the line was full of life. There were no tears, despite the fact that she is surrounded by death. This afternoon, the Reporter finally got through to a home in the Delmas section of Port-au-Prince where we know our friend and... Read more
A coalition of organizations from across Boston are joining forces to raise funds for Haiti's relief effort on Saturday, Jan. 16 in Roxbury's Dudley Square. Billed as a "collaborative earthquake relief effort", organizers say that funds and items... Read more
WCVB-TV Channel 5 is broadcasting an all-day fund-raiser today, Jan. 15 until 11:35p.m. at the station’s studios. While raising funds for the American Red Cross International Disaster Relief in Haiti, "Relief Fund 5: Haiti Quake" will focus on local... Read more
Updated: Thurs., Jan. 28 — An emergency resource center set up to assist the families of earthquake victims and survivors will continue to offer assistance for two more weeks, according to officials who run the operation. It is now located at the Mattapan... Read more

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