Angelina Jolie in Haiti

According to recent reports, it seems that three million Haitians have been left homeless or injured by the 7.0 earthquake on January 12.

Rumors say that the actress also visited the Doctors Without Borders hospital in the Delmas neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, which remembers us the $1 million donation that Angelina and Brad made for Haitians.

When Angelina arrived in the Haitian capital, she was briefed by the United Nations Acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Edmond Mulet, on the scale of the humanitarian operation to date and the challenges that remain.

Brad Pitt’s lover also visited a cash-for-work program run by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in the Carrefour district of Port-au-Prince, which is enabling Haitians to earn an income as they help their country to recover.

There, Angelina Jolie declared : “To give people the ability to work towards their own future is so important at this time. It helps to restore their hope and respects their dignity.”

We Are The World Remake for Haiti

Quincy Jones and Lionel Richie accomplished this week, a tremendous feat in the name of charitable outreach.

Therefore, the two brought together dozens of superstars from the music world to record a new version of “We Are the World” in charitable purpose.

The tune was originally recorded 25 years ago in order to raise money for hunger relief in Africa.

“All my executives and staff that are here are working for nothing,” said Randy Phillips, the CEO of AEG Live and Richie’s manager. (AEG Live underwrote much of the operational costs for the recording of the track, as did Visa.) .

“No one’s making any money. This is strictly a charitable event. We want as much as possible, if it’s 99 percent, to go to charity. That’s what we want to happen here. What we’re going to do is we’ve formed a charitable foundation called the We Are the World Foundation LLC.”

Phillips also declared : “The money will go [to the foundation] as a pit stop, and then it will be distributed. There’s a board that’s going to decide where it goes,”.

“And on that board is Quincy and [‘Crash’ director] Paul Haggis and Luis Alberto Moreno, who runs the [Inter-American] Development Bank.”

Consequently, Haggis was the one who filmed the entire recording process.

Moreover, the song title will be “We Are the World — 25 for Haiti,” which will premiere on NBC during the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympics on February 12.

Other earthquakes in Haiti

The USGS detected an quake with 4,4 degree magnitude at local hour 6:16a.m. Port-au-Prince people and the AFP journalists felt another seismic reply, an hour earlier, around 5:00a.m.

The risk of producing other seismic reply in Haiti within 30 days from the quake on 12 January, is high, warned USGS, which estimates with a probability of 25% to produce another quake of 6 degree magnitude in this period of time.

Also, USGS said that any other seismic reply bigger than 5 degree will be strongly felt and may cause other damages.

Haiti smitten by another quake with 6,1 magnitude

Until this moment, the officials declared the quake made 17 victims today.

Tsunami surveillance center from Pacific announced that there isn’t any danger to appear huge waves in Caribbean.

The new quake started a wave of panic among people, who run out from buildings and now stay in middle of the streets, informs A.P.

On 12 January, an earthquake with 7 degree magnitude on Richter scale devastated Haiti. The number of dead people is around 200.000.

Haiti earthquake: 70.000 of corpses buried in common pits

Nowadays, three million people affected by the earthquake have no access to international aid because of the bad infrastructure of the country. The rescue teams can’t handle anymore the desperate situation.

In Haiti are almost 30 rescue international teams, consisting of 1.500 people, but the rescue operations of survivors are chaotic conducted. At least one little girl died due to lack of inadequate rescue equipment, although she was pulled out alive under debris, where she survived four days.
The doctors complain they don’t have drugs, and those which are already on Port-au-Prince airport, will not be distributed until the American contingent of 3.500 soldiers will arrive.

Medical teams have to abandon the wound people in the middle of the night because they are afraid of being attacked and robbed by thieves. Even if they caught several fugitives among escaped prisoners from Port-au-Prince jail, destroyed by the quake, the Haitian police officers can’t manage to control the situation.

Majority of those 1000 American soldiers which already arrived in Haiti are guarding the airport where the donated supplies are, for fear that hungered people will attack.
Meanwhile, a political polemic took shape. It seems that France and Nicaragua accuse U.S. of trying to control Haiti by sending to many intervention troops, in expense of humanitarian aid.

Haiti’s earthquake, a cry for help

According to professor Roger Searle from the Earth Sciences Department at Durham University in England seems compared the earthquake’s power with several nuclear bombs. He said the combination of its magnitude and geographical shallowness made it particularly dangerous.

Considering Haiti’s consul general to the U.N., declarations, Felix Augustin, more than 100,000 people were dead. Haiti’s population is about 10 million people and now about 3 million people which means one-third of Haiti’s population were affected by the quake according the Red Cross.

Haiti’s prime minister, Jean-Max Bellerive said: “I hope the people had time to get out. So many buildings, so many neighborhoods totally destroyed, and some neighborhoods we don’t even see people. So I don’t know where those people are.”

They have no electricity, the roads are destroyed, everywhere you look buildings collapsed, no fresh water or food, they are desperate for help. Some people who still had homes refused to go inside, fearing collapse. Scores huddled together in parks and sidewalks, trying to get rest.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta reportedly: “Simply getting through the streets to collect the dead bodies is seemingly an impossible task. There’s hardly any heavy machinery to try and dig through the rubble, people are doing it by hand”.

Haiti’s President declared: “We need medicine. We need medical help in general. Some of the hospitals, they collapsed.” It seems that the presidential palace in Port-au-Prince was in ruins. Haiti’s president, said he did not know where he was going to sleep Wednesday night: “I have plenty of time to look for a bed. But now I am working on how to rescue the people. Sleeping is not the
problem.”

People around the world join their forces to help Haiti’s population. Among these people and organizations we can mention Bill Clinton who said “The most important thing you can do is not to send those supplies, but to send cash”.
Also the United Nations plans to release $10 million in aid immediately, while the World Bank pledged another $100 million on Wednesday afternoon.

President Obama promised a “swift, coordinated and aggressive” response from the United States. Obama said : “The reports and images that we’ve seen of collapsed hospitals, crumbled homes and men and women carrying their injured neighbors through the streets are truly heart-wrenching”.

Singer and Haitian native, Wyclef Jean asked people to help Haitians through his organization called Yéle which means “a cry for freedom.” The purpose of the organization has been, from its inception, to restore pride and hope to the Haitian people through projects that will allow citizens to ultimately help themselves, such as the creation of scholarships, support for the arts, food distribution and emergency relief according the singer

Moreover, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie donated $1 million for the organization’s emergency medical operations in Haiti “Doctors Without Borders”.
The couple said: “We will work closely with our good friend Wyclef Jean to support the humanitarian efforts on the island and help those who have been injured and left without homes and shelter.”

Other stars that made public their donation to Haiti earthquake victims are Oprah Winfrey, Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton.