Did We Get Haiti Less Wrong This Time?

Six Billion Dollars Went to Haiti After Its Earthquake. Some of the Money May Even Have Helped.

On Tuesday, January 12, 2010, an earthquake, one of the deadliest in history, struck Haiti and killed over 300,000 people. In the aftermath, governments and aid organizations rushed in to help, saving thousands of lives but also giving rise to longer-term problems. In advance of the Zócalo event “Does Hollywood Really Help Haiti?” we asked several people with extensive knowledge of nonprofits, NGOs, and Haiti to offer their thoughts on the following, related question: Has the United States primarily helped or hurt Haiti since the earthquake of 2010?

Sylmar Made Me (Sort Of)

Reflections on My Childhood Home, 41 Years After It Shook Me Silly

I don’t know when it started or who made up the story, but as kids growing up in the San Fernando Valley, we all lived in fear of the Big …

But It’s Not My Fault

Confessions of a Virginia Earthquake Survivor

I don’t remember much about 1994, but I do remember the Northridge earthquake. Striking when I was the ripe old age of eight, the quake formed one of my earliest …

Will We Freak Out in the Big One?

Post-Quake California Won't Be as Orderly as Japan, But We'll Do Better Than You Might Think

A couple wanders in the wreckage looking for elderly parents lost in the catastrophe. A husband asks around a shelter for his wife, who has been missing since the massive …