Happy Birthday Sénateur Emile Saint-Lôt

September 11th is the birthday of Sénateur Emile Saint-Lôt. The Le Flambeau Foundation exists because of the exceptional passion, hard work, vision, perseverance and tremendous leadership of two fathers – Sénateur Emile Saint-Lôt and Dr. Luc L. Colas.  Interestingly one influenced the other.  Sénateur Emile Saint-Lôt was a founding father of Le Flambeau Foundation.  His invaluable contributions to the history of Haiti, … Read more

Haiti: Earthquake Situation Report No. 4 (7 September 2021)

Relief Web, September 7, 2021 – This report was produced by OCHA Haiti with contributions from United Nations Agencies, Funds and Programmes, nongovernmental organizations and humanitarian partners. HIGHLIGHTS Conclusive reports from the recently completed search-and-rescue operations highlight the devastating impact of the earthquake. As of 3 September, nearly 46 per cent of affected families have received … Read more

Unity of U.S. Government efforts bring aid to Haiti after earthquake

Homestead Reserve Base, By Sgt. 1st Class Victor Aguirre, Special Operations Command South, September 7, 2021 HOMESTEAD AIR RESERVE BASE, Fla. — U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) launched a small command and control element from Special Operations Command South (SOCSOUTH), leading Joint Task Force-Haiti (JTF-Haiti) to support humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations (HA/DR), Aug. 17. … Read more

USAID focusing on food, shelter and health assistance in Haiti

Government Matters. September 5, 2021 When disaster strikes in the United States, like the destruction of Hurricane Ida, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funds and coordinates a response. But when disaster strikes overseas, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) coordinates and delivers American aid. On Aug. 14, a 7.2-magnitude earthquake and a … Read more

Haiti’s heartbreak as chronic political and economic crises hamper disaster response after quake

CBC News. by Ellen Mauro, Aug 24, 2021 Mourning hangs heavy over Haiti’s southwestern landscape, with so many rural villages ravaged by last week’s 7.2 magnitude earthquake. As the region buries the lost, the living languish with desperately-needed aid still just barely trickling through. This is Haiti’s latest tragedy — but it’s just another layer … Read more