Katy Perry and Pink donate their shoes for the benefit of victims of antipersonnel mines

In this action, organized by the Mines Advisory Group (MAG), are involved more than 60 celebrities from around the world. Bidding will begin Thursday, on eBay. Among other stars attending the event is the singer Nelly Furtado, actress Joanne Lumley, actor David Walliams, fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, singer Shirley Bassey, model Twiggy and soccer players Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer.

The shoes were created by top brands such as Givenchy, Dior and Prada.

All pairs of shoes, signed by celebrities, can be admired and purchased at “Give Landmines The Boot”, which will begin Thursday and end on August 1. The funds obtained through this online auction will pay the demining programs designed by MAG, implemented in many regions of the world.

Fans and collectors can participate in this auction at www.maginternational.org/boot. The event is promoted also on Twitter at @shoeauction, where are posted daily information about this auction.

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Auto producers made donations for Haiti victims

Big auto manufacturers unite forces to aid Haiti’s earthquake victims. Toyota, Honda, Chrysler or Hyundai donated depending on their financial status.

Honda’s American division donated $300.00 and contributed with equipment for making the situation easier. Meanwhile, Toyota has proven to be the most generous of all auto producers and donated $500.000 to Red Cross, Save the Children and Doctors without borders, organizations which helped Haitians affected by the quake.

Next to Toyota and Honda there were other auto brands that offer their help. Hyundai donated $100.00 to Red Cross International Committee, while Nissan donated for this cause $50.000 on behalf of their staff and other $30.000 on behalf of North-American divisions and also Canadian and promised another $100.000 when situation will stabilized and the reconstructions works will begin.

Another amazing gesture was made by Chrysler executive president who has bid his own car during last Golden Globe edition. The car, a Chrysler 300C, was signed by over 300 celebrities participating on the event and will be sold for a price of €1million in an auction. The money will follow to be given to American Red Cross.

General Motors donated $100.00 and also made available a mini-site where employees can donate any amount of money.

Finally, the list was ended by Eaton, which donated $100.000 to American Red Cross.

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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.

Lady GaGa will donate to Haitian victims all the proceed from Monster Ball Show

On Friday, the well-known singer, Lady GaGa was invited on Oprah’s show. After she performed, GaGa said that she will donate to Haitian victims all the proceeds from her future concert planned on January 24 in New York.

“Haiti’s still suffering,” she said. “And I was thinking earlier, because I was in New York during 9/11 and I always felt, the level of disaster isn’t in the neighborhood of what is happening in Haiti, but I just remember feeling nobody really understood. And I worry that young people don’t know enough about what’s going on there”.
“And I will say today that on the 24th, the Monster Ball [show] in New York City, all of the money that I make in ticket sales and merchandise will go to Haiti. And on the 24th you can also go onto LadyGaga.com and any merchandise that you buy, the money will go to Haiti”.

Sandra Bullock and Madonna’s donation for Haitian victims

Sandra donated $1 million to “Doctors Without Borders” organization for the emergency operation in the Haitian capital, Port-Au-Prince.

“I wanted to ensure that my donation would be used immediately to meet the needs of the Haitian people affected by this catastrophic event,” said Bullock in a statement.

On the other hand, Madonna’s contribution was $250,000 to a longtime medical provider in Haiti called “Partners In Health”.

“I urge all of my friends and fans around the world to join me collectively to match my contribution or give in any way you can. We must act now”, the entertainer said.

Also this Friday, an advocacy and grand making group called “Not On Our Watch” was founded by George Clooney, Brad Pitt and others, group which raised $ 1 million and donated the money to “Partners in Health”.

Unfortunately, the Red Cross estimated that around 45,000 to 50,000 people were killed on Tuesday because of the earthquake of 7.0 magnitude in Port-au Prince.

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.