The current situation in Haiti has saddened me deeply. I spent about 6 months there dubbing a movie I made in the US into Haitian creole and producing a Haitian movie entitled La Rebelle. I kept a blog while I was there and it can be found at http://movieinhaiti.blogspot.com
I developed a profound admiration and respect for the Haitian people while I was there. Haitians are strong and extremely resilient. They also depend on a close relationship to their faith (overwhelmingly Catholic). Given the extreme poverty I was surprised to discover a sincere sense of hope that permeated the population. I have not heard the status of the many friends I made there, but I recognized many of the photos as places I used to frequent. It did not look good.
Check out the blog and the various comments. I strongly recommend that you start with my very first entry and read them in sequence. I left Haiti under less than good circumstances, but I love the people there and hope that they are able to come out of this tragedy with the help they so badly need and the will to create the nation they always hoped for.