Artist and animator Theodore Ushev created this poster for the purpose of spreading the word about helping victims of the Haiti earthquake. They need enormous help very quickly to prevent even more deaths than have already been suffered. He told me there was no need to ask permission to use the picture. It was created to be used. Thank you to an artist using his magnificent talents to assist in an emergency.
Here are some ways to give assistance:
The Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders and the United Nations Food Program are putting medical supplies, doctors, nurses, food and water on the ground in Haiti to try to prevent the worsening catastrophe and enormous loss of life.
If you have one of these cell carriers:
There’s no water in Haiti. With approximately 6,000,000 people looking for water this is a truly horrific situation. Many thousands more people are going to die within several days if enormous amounts of water are not somehow delivered to them. With a single jammed airport in Port-au-Prince, it seems like a nearly impossible task.
Here’s CNN footage of survivors trying to help people trapped in collapsed buildings. Medical help is not significantly present in Haiti at the moment. It is a shame that in the western hemisphere, so close to the richest nation on earth, it takes days to get a little medical assistance into a crisis zone. We think more about war and terrorists than we do about real threats that kill hundreds of thousands of people. Shameful.
YouTube‘s CitizenTube Channel is maintaining an updating playlist of videos taken on the ground in Haiti just after the earthquake and during rescue attempts.
Ever wondered just what you’d do if you found someone on the ground unconscious? Here’s what you’d do. CPR. But there’s a new, simpler way to do it that works better than the old way. The video shows you how to do it.