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Fault LinesViews across Haiti's Divide$
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Beverly Bell

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780801452123

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9780801452123.001.0001

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What We Have, We Share

What We Have, We Share

Solidarity Undergirds Rescue and Relief

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Fault Lines

Beverly Bell

Cornell University Press

This chapter describes how solidarity reinforced search-and-rescue operations as well as emergency relief activities during and after the Haitian earthquake. It shows how Haitians engaged in every type of solidarity imaginable by presenting a number of personal accounts, including that of Yolette Etienne, an alternative development expert and a longtime activist who was heading the national program of Oxfam Great Britain at the time of the earthquake. It also considers the role of ordinary citizens as rescuers and first responders as well as providers of of emergency humanitarian aid, acts of heroism during and long after the disaster, and the gift economy and culture of generosity that were prevalent after the earthquake.

Keywords:   solidarity, relief efforts, Haiti, earthquake, Yolette Etienne, first responders, humanitarian aid, heroism, gift economy, emergency relief

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