Starfish and Seawalls: Responding to Haiti's Earthquake, Now and Long-Term
I was not in Haiti for the earthquake.
Like everyone I know who has family, friends, or colleagues in Haiti,
I was glued to the internet and Skype, desperate for word from our loved
ones. Word began to trickle in last night. Far too many people do not
have access to a cell phone (which would require electricity, both for
the network and for their individual phone), to say the least about
the internet. Words cannot describe the destruction that the 7.0 earthquake
just outside of Port-au-Prince. The loss is frankly incalculable.