American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)

Haiti Info:  In response to the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, JDC is collecting funds to aid relief efforts for victims on a non-sectarian basis. JDC has moved swiftly to coordinate relief efforts with its network of Israeli, American, and other local partners on the ground.

American Jewish World Services

Haiti Info: In response to the earthquake on January 12th in Haiti, AJWS has created the Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund to send immediate emergency aid to communities affected by this disaster. Particular focus is being placed on aiding populations in the crisis zone that have not already been targeted for large-scale relief, such as poor and rural areas outside Port-au-Prince. AJWS's long-standing partnerships in the region have enabled us to send funding directly to our grantees in hard-hit areas on the ground who have the knowledge and capacity to spend the money effectively where it is most immediately needed.

B’nai B’rith International

Haiti Info: B’nai B’rith International has opened its disaster relief fund to help the victims of the devastating Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti. The fund will support an emergency response team from IsraAID (The Israel Forum for International Humanitarian Aid). B’nai B’rith World Center Director Alan Schneider will join the relief team in Haiti.


Jewish Coalition for Haiti

Haiti Info: On January 12, 2010, Haiti was hit by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake, the most powerful to strike the Caribbean nation in 200 years. News reports place the death toll at more than 100,000; homes, infrastructure, and livelihoods have been wiped out. Indeed, the full scope and impact of the tragedy are only beginning to be understood. A coalition of 18 Jewish organizations has convened to respond to this large-scale humanitarian emergency. The coalition’s membership will engage its wide network of international NGOs, Israeli organizations, and local agencies to provide direct relief and long-term development assistance to victims of the quake.


Union for Reform Judaism

The Union for Reform Judaism, has prepared a special prayer for the victims of the Haiti Earthquake. This prayer may be read following the Torah reading and/or prior to the Mishebeirach blessing on Shabbat.


Reconstructionist Jewish Federation

The Reconstructionist Jewish Federation has prepared prayesr for the people of Haiti and the world.


Interfaith Resources
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Haiti Info:  The Israeli medical professionals of IsraAID - F.I.R.S.T. traveled to the main Port-au-prince Hospital to start treating patients, joining local physicians at the site of the collapsed central hospital where thousands of wounded have gathered desperate for help.

Israeli Government Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Haiti Info:  A rescue team was sent to the Haiti UN headquarters to assist in rescuing survivors. Patient are being treated at the field hospital. The Israeli delegation landed in the capital of Port-Au-Prince on Friday evening (15 January) and established its operation center in a soccer field near the airport.

On Tuesday night (Jan. 19), an additional team joined the IDF forces operating in Haiti since last week’s earthquake, consisting of GOC of the Home Front Command, Maj. Gen. Yair Golan, CEO of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Eitan Hai-Am, and the Chief Medical officer, Brig. Gen. Nahman Esh. After landing, the team arrived at the IDF field hospital and was updated on the current situation regarding the treatment of victims.


Haiti Info:  Even though Haiti is half way round the world from Israel, the UN-recognized ZAKA International Rescue Unit was the first Israeli delegation on the ground. We have been racing against time to locate and rescue the trapped and injured, administer emergency first aid to survivors, distribute humanitarian aid, and assist in body collection and identification.


American Red Cross

Haiti Info: With estimates that as many as three million people may be affected by the catastrophic earthquake which hit Haiti Tuesday, the American Red Cross is releasing an additional $9 million for earthquake relief, bringing its total commitment so far to $10 million to support relief efforts in Haiti.

Catholic Relief Services

Haiti Info: A day or two after the earthquake, CRS received a message from a company in Miami, Airline Brokers Company, offering seats and cargo space at no cost on a chartered Vision Airways flight to Port-au-Prince. After several days of scrambling, CRS got the 3,000 pounds of Project C.U.R.E. supplies on the flight, which also carried several members of CRS emergency staff to the Haiti response.

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Haiti Info: An earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale struck Haiti on 12 January. It has primarily affected the capital Port-au-Prince and other areas in the West Province which has an estimated population of 2.2 million.

Thousands of Haitian Red Cross volunteers and hundreds of Red Cross and Red Crescent staff from other countries continue their work to help the country heal.

More than 500 tonnes of Red Cross Red Crescent aid has been mobilized. So far, over 175 tonnes of relief items have landed in Port-au-Prince and Santo Domingo. Twelve emergency response units (ERUs) have arrived in Haiti and a further seven have been mobilized and are en route.

Red Cross Red Crescent emergency appeal seeks 105 million Swiss francs (103 million USD/73 million euro) to assist 300,000 people for three years.

International Rescue Committee

Haiti Info: The International Rescue Committee has deployed its Emergency Response Team to Haiti to deliver help to the devastated city of Port-au-Prince. Our team includes experts in emergency health, shelter, and children’s welfare. They will be working with local aid groups to provide vital help to survivors of the massive earthquake that struck Haiti January 12. Meanwhile, the IRC has committed to raising $5 million for reconstruction work in Haiti over the next year.

United Nations Central Emergency Relief Fund

Haiti Info: Hours after a devastating earthquake struck Haiti, the Secretary-General announced that $10 million would be available from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF). Just three days into the relief effort, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator released an additional $15 million to projects within the $575 million Flash Appeal for Haiti.  As of 18 January, the CERF, which is a stand-by pool of money contributed by some 60 Member States, was the largest single source of funding for the Flash Appeal.


White House

Haiti Info:  On January 12, 2010, a massive earthquake struck the nation of Haiti, causing catastrophic damage inside and around the capital city of Port-au-Prince. President Obama has promised the people of Haiti that "you will not be forsaken; you will not be forgotten." The United States Government has mobilized resources and manpower to aid in the relief effort. Here are some ways that you can get involved.

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Haiti Info: On January 12, a massive earthquake struck the nation of Haiti, causing catastrophic damage inside and around the capital city of Port-au-Prince. President Obama has promised the people of Haiti that "you will not be forsaken, you will not be forgotten."

US State Department

Haiti Info: The Task Force in Washington, DC, and the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince will work together to locate and, if needed, provide assistance to U.S. citizens in Haiti. We will respond to each message as soon as possible.  If you hear from the person you are concerned about, please be sure to send us an email providing the new information about their location or condition. You can also use the Person Finder below as an additional resource.

US Department of Homeland Security

Haiti Info:

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Granted for Haitian Nationals:

Secretary Napolitano Announces Humanitarian Parole Policy for Certain Haitian Orphans:

Secretary Napolitano Authorizes Activation of Reserve Coast Guard Personnel to Support Efforts in Haiti:

US Department of Defense

Haiti Info: U.S. military forces are supporting international disaster relief efforts underway in Haiti following the Jan. 12 earthquake that ravaged the Caribbean nation.   The focus of the mission, named Operation Unified Response, is alleviating the suffering of survivors and supporting humanitarian relief efforts.  All military operations are in support of USAID, which is orchestrating U.S. government contributions to the relief mission.

Clinton Bush Haiti Fund

Haiti Info: The earthquake that rocked the coast of Haiti killed or injured a devastating number of people. Even more were left in need of aid, making this one of the major humanitarian emergencies in the history of the Americas. In the aftermath of the disaster, President Barack Obama asked President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush to raise funds for immediate, high-impact relief and long-term recovery efforts to help those who are most in need of assistance. In response, the two Presidents established the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund (CBHF) to respond to unmet needs in the country, foster economic opportunity, improve the quality of life over the long term for those affected, and assist the people of Haiti as they rebuild their lives and “build back better.” The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund will do this by working with and supporting the efforts of reputable 501(c)(3) nongovernmental and nonprofit organizations. Presidents Clinton and Bush oversee the CBHF through their respective nonprofit organizations, the William J. Clinton Foundation and Communities Foundation of Texas. One hundred percent of donations received by the Clinton Foundation and the Communities Foundation of Texas go directly to relief efforts.


US Department of Health and Human Services

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Haiti Info: Medical supplies, support equipment and several teams have been deployed to Haiti; these include an International Medical Surgical Response Team, Disaster Medical Assistance Teams and an Incident Response Coordination Team. U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps personnel are serving on the USNS Comfort as part of the medical staff.

US Citizenship and Immigration Services

Haiti Info: Effective immediately, toll free live assistance at 1-800-375-5283 has been extended until 11pm local time. This is a temporary change in response to the situation in Haiti.Due to the ongoing crisis in Haiti, the USCIS Port-au-Prince Office is currently engaged in assisting with the evacuation of American citizens and addressing the most urgent immigration related issues.