Architects Call for Help and Pledge Support
News on Haiti from the web.
Architecture and Design reports on three organizations
“Habitat for Humanity will mobilize all available resources to address shelter solutions for low-income families affected by the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti on Tuesday,” said Torre Nelson, area vice president of Habitat for Humanity International’s Latin America and Caribbean office.
“We are closely monitoring the situation and have been in contact with Habitat for Humanity Haiti. We will begin Habitat’s recovery efforts as soon as possible,” Nelson said.
“At this stage we are not sure whether they will need assistance from Australia,” a spokesperson told Architecture & Design. “We’d love to be sending people but at this point in time we are going to wait and see how we can support Emergency Architects Canada.”
A spokesperson from architectural relief group Article 25, Stephanie Johnston, said: “Amid the chaos and confusion in the immediate aftermath of such a large-scale natural disaster, the importance of architectural expertise in the reconstruction effort will play a vital role in the coming months.”
“[We] fully support the international community and aid organisations in their pledges to help Haiti recover after this catastrophic event.”
“…We are partnering with Yele Haiti, AIDG and other local group by supplying them pro bono construction and design professionals, setting up community housing resource centers and support in the design and building of earthquake resistant structures.”
For a complete list of aid agencies, check out Charity Navigator.
Following the massive 7.2-magnitude earthquake that rocked Haiti late Tuesday afternoon, the need for food, water, and medical supplies is more urgent than ever before. Upwards of 100,000 Haitians are feared to have been killed in the disaster and aid groups all across the globe are gearing up to provide assistance.
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