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Jennifer and friends raise $57m for victims

Organisers of the star-studded Hope For Haiti Now telethon were still counting donations yesterday after the event raised more than $57m (£35.6m) in what organisers said was a record.

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I'm sure I'm not the first person to have imagined what it must have been like for the people of Haiti, struggling without food and water or medical help for days on end.

Haiti's al fresco cabinet counts its blessings

The Cabinet holds meetings outdoors on an uncovered concrete slab under the broiling tropical sun. The communications office is a folding table beneath a tree, and the President greets dignitaries inside a drab, one-storey building.

Mass migration of quake survivors begins

Hundreds of thousands of Haitians fight to escape city they once flocked to for jobs

Rescue teams pull back as Haiti aid flows in

The search for survivors of Haiti's killer earthquake has started to wind down as international rescue teams begin pulling back and aid, though more plentiful, is still not enough for the tens of thousands left homeless and injured.

Andy Kershaw: Stop treating these people like savages

Haitians have faced their tragedy with dignity and stoicism – not that you would know it from the way the disaster has been reported

Haiti Q&A: The ethics of disaster adoption

Q. How many orphans are there in Haiti?

One in a million: the girl who symbolises the orphan crisis facing Haiti

Her name is Wideline Fils Amie. She is nine years old. Both her parents are dead, and her only possession is the red tartan dress on her back. For the past week, she's been living and sleeping in the indescribably filthy back-yard of the Foyer de Sion orphanage in Pétionville. When you ask how she is feeling, Wideline whispers two words, through her broken teeth: "hungry" and "scared".

Adoption agencies warned off Haiti's orphans

For newly orphaned children wandering the streets of Haiti's capital begging for food, it sounds like a dream come true. But agencies trying to evacuate children whose parents died in last week's earthquake have been criticised for bypassing proper adoption processes to rush them to families offering new lives in the West.

How can Haiti ever be rebuilt?

Tourism is vital to this wrecked island's recovery

Guilt makes awkward baggage for the holidaymaker. From self-reproach about the impact on the planet of a flight to the sunshine, to the twinge of remorse about supporting human rights abuses by visiting China, many of us would prefer to leave our consciences at home. But in a part of the world that has fallen victim to a humanitarian disaster, should the very notion of tourism be abhorrent? One in five respondents to an online poll conducted yesterday by CruiseCritic appears to think so. They described the return to Haiti's Labadee Beach of cruise ships as "in poor taste".

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