Mutual Aid: Community Spirit Is Contagious

Mutual Aid: Community Spirit Is Contagious

By Amedeo Max Bettauer, age 10 and IndyKids staff Tod Robbins, the founder of Utah Valley Mutual Aid, received a call from a woman speaking Spanish, a language he was rusty in and hadn’t practiced since college. But he knew from her voice that she was desperate. So he...

Haiti Earthquake: 5 Years Later

By JEFFREY TORRES, age 10, and IndyKids Staff PHOTO: Oxfam International Five years after a 2010 earthquake which killed 160,000 people and made 1.5 million more homeless, the Haitian people are still suffering. International donations totaled $13.5 billion, but...

Earthquake Strikes Haiti

On January 12, a powerful earthquake struck Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, near the capital city of Port-au-Prince. It is predicted that over half a million people were killed or injured. Learn about what has happened since the earthquake by...

U.S. Aid to Haiti vs. Iraq

The U.S. government has provided more than $450 million to aid Haiti following the January 12, 2010 earthquake, according USAID administrator Rajiv Shah. Research by the economist Joseph Stiglitz and Linda Bilmes in 2007 estimated the war in Iraq was costing the...