Haiti : Philippines

A powerful letter of solidarity from a young Haitian to the Philippines:

"My friends, stay strong. Stay together. Understand that, in the end, your Filipino brothers and sisters are all you have. Organize yourselves and make your priorities clear to the people coming to help you. Do not stay as victims forever and do not let the typhoon define you – you are more than the disaster that hit you. You are not simply beneficiaries of aid – you are the ones who will rebuild your country. You as a people will define what the Philippines’ future will look like, and the people who come to help you should be honored to be participants in your vision."