The Hairoine Haiti Fundraiser tomorrow, Sunday 24th January
My fellow AfroSpear member African American Political Pundit (AAPP) on his Political Slugfest radio show asks some key questions including:
- Is the U.S. doing enough to help Haiti?
- What are the Black churches doing to help Haiti?
He makes the point that the response to the Haitian crisis mirrors the response to Katrina.
Alkebulan are organising via Voice of Africa Radio.
Wyclef Jean argues that food aid to Haiti must be sustainable.
People being treated in hospital have been lying in beds without being fed for four days or more. Many of them have had to have limbs amputated. And when they leave hospital, they will be homeless. Click here to read more and to watch the videos.
For more videos on the Haiti crisis, see Africa and Africans on Film.
United Haitins UK (uhuk.org) are organising on the ground. They have sent a representative to Haiti who has a wide grassroots network. People in the UK will be liaising with them.
They report that there is a need for wind-up radios so that people can remain in communication.
The people of Haiti are largely unaware of how strong the response has been around the world. The need to be aware of the love and care that is coming from African people everywhere.
The Israeli response has also been phenomenal.
Feminine hygiene products are also needed.
Next Saturday, 30th January, there will be a follow-up meeting to the press conference last weekend. The meeting will be held at Southwark Town Hall in South London.