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Relationships Matter: Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief in Haiti

Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Keen,P. K. (Ken), Viera Neto,Floriano Peixoto (Author), Nolan,Charles W. (Author), Kimmey,Jennifer L. (Author), Althouse,Joseph (Author)
Journal Article
Publication Date:
May 2010
Leavenworth,, KS: US Army Combined Arms Center
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, International relations, Economic conditions, United States, Haiti, Social conditions, United Nations, Earthquakes, Natural disasters, Nongovernmental organizations, Economic assistance, Disaster relief
The Haiti earthquake prompted offers to send aid and assistance in various forms from governments, nongovernmental organizations, and private foundations. The need for manpower on the ground to orchestrate the relief effort brought together military forces from the world over, to include the United States, which stood up Joint Task Force-Haiti (JTF-H). The combined effort of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti and JTF-H in providing humanitarian assistance to the people of Haiti following the earthquake demonstrates the importance of developing strong relationships, both institutional and personal, with partner nation armies.