Tuesday, January 19, 2010


By Amanda Holmes

So, what’s happening in Haiti sucks. The Red Cross has reported that there might be up to 50,000 people dead and that more than one-third of Haiti’s population has been left homeless.

I am told that the SXU Student Government Association will be doing a fundraiser for disaster relief funds. More information on this is forthcoming.

If, in the mean time, students (or whoever is reading this) feel like contributing something, here are a number of sites you might want to check out:

Doctors Without Borders
Partners in Health

Also, here is a link to an article that does a pretty good job of explaining why the Haitian government is in the situation it is, which is one of virtual helplessness in the face of the earthquake. It offers some insight on the problems with U.S. “aid” and “development” policies towards “developing” nations. Definitely worth a read in light of the recent crisis in Haiti.

Amanda Holmes is a senior philosophy major from Atlanta, GA. She is vice president of the Philosophy Club. Consideration for the student bloggers is provided by Saint Xavier University.

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