Usually, I don’t grant requests for help “to get the word out”. But I will make an exception for a good cause: Haiti.
The IMC is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization, founded by volunteer doctors and nurses in 1984 and dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through relief and development programs. Their emergency response team is in Haiti responding in force, but there are still thousands of patients seeking treatment of which approximately 80% are in need of surgery and are running out of time – especially with the tremendous aftershocks still devastating this country. The team is treating crush injuries, trauma, substantial wound care, shock and other critical cases with the few available supplies – And they’re in it for the long haul.
Want to know more about IMC’s rescue efforts, see: http://www.imcworldwide.org/haiti
Here you can also donate to help people of Haiti.
Importantly, IMC is highly efficient as 92% of their resources go directly to program activities.
Daarnaast kunt ook terecht bij het oude vertrouwde noodhulp gironummer 555, dat nu speciaal opengesteld is voor Haiti (zie bijvoorbeeld NRC-next). U steunt daarmee wel andere organisaties, die noodhulp geven.