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January 15, 2010

Haiti: Information and Updates

Filed under: Haiti — jeffdebrosse @ 4:49 pm
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My name is Jeff Debrosse. I’m a Haitian-born U.S. citizen. I live in San Diego county with my wife and three kids. I am a veteran (USMC – 8 years) and currently the Sr. Director of Research for ESET, LLC. While in the Marine Corps I was a very successful logistician – responsible for the movement of thousands of personnel and equipment. This means planning of movement  or support of food, water (including reverse osmosis systems), ammunition, shelter, electrical power, fuel, sewage removal, etc. via Navy ships, maritime prepositioned flotilla, aircraft (fixed and rotary wing), trucks and rail.

Now that we’re done with the intro, let’s move on to the real matter at hand: the crisis in Haiti.

I’ve been scouring the Internet and making calls to different people to gather assistance for the people of Haiti.

I’m very pleased to hear that additional crisis response personnel are being deployed. That’s what’s needed right now – more doctors and a lot of medical supplies (especially antibiotics) – not well-intentioned volunteers that can’t treat patients and would, themselves, require food, security and shelter. After some level of stability is achieved, I don’t think there could be enough volunteers to assist with the rebuild and other humanitarian efforts.

Important links with regard to Haiti and the current crisis:

Family Locator Resources and Tools:

Security information regarding fraudsters attempting to leverage the current crisis:

I will continue to monitor the situation and report back here since email has been overwhelming. Please feel free to reply and update as well. Also, a big “thank you” to Roger Fraumann who has been offering his assistance, some of the above links, and will be putting me in touch with the personnel that can pave the way for me to directly assist in-country.

The global response to the crisis has been nothing short of phenomenal. My personal thanks to every government and citizen that has provided support – both in-person and monetarily.


p.s. My family is still attempting to locate my father, Raoul Guillame who lives in Bizoton (not too far from Port-Au-Prince). If anyone has news of his status, that would be a great relief!



  1. I just found out that ESET is going to rapidly deploy our emergency kit directly to Haiti. Very cool.

    Jeff, this is excellent information. Thanks!

    Comment by Charles — January 15, 2010 @ 6:22 pm | Reply

    • Thanks for the reply Charles. ESET also pledged $25 for every employee. We work for a company that always has a personal touch. I’ve witnessed this in many circumstances.

      Comment by jeffdebrosse — January 15, 2010 @ 6:27 pm | Reply

  2. Hello,

    Thought you might find this of interest, it’s a bulletin from the ARRL discussing the radio frequencies in use by relief agencies:


    Aryeh Goretsky

    Comment by Aryeh Goretsky — January 16, 2010 @ 1:35 am | Reply

    • Thanks Aryeh. I’m pointing more people to this blog, and sending them info as well. I’ll forward this to the radio operators that I’m in touch with.

      Comment by jeffdebrosse — January 16, 2010 @ 8:25 am | Reply

  3. […] Jeff Debrosse, ESET’s Snr. Research Director, has put up a blog at that includes some additional resources, as regards both help resources and security information […]

    Pingback by Haiti: a more personal view « The AVIEN Blog — January 16, 2010 @ 5:47 am | Reply

  4. […] Senior Director of Research, has published some further resources on his personal blog at (help resources and security resources). As he explains there, Jeff is personally and […]

    Pingback by Haiti: more resources | ESET ThreatBlog — January 16, 2010 @ 7:53 am | Reply

    • David, thanks for the assist from the Avien and ESET side of things. Your voice, via your pen, is a strong one!

      Comment by jeffdebrosse — January 16, 2010 @ 8:27 am | Reply

  5. Hi Jeff,

    Great info, our thoughts and prayers go out to the Haitians and your family, I have an Aunt that lives there. Thanks for all of the great info and links.

    Hope to see you at the next Security Conference.

    Best Regards,

    – Mike

    Comment by Mike Raggo — January 16, 2010 @ 4:40 pm | Reply

    • Thanks for the kind words Mike. I’m going to continue to keep posting, linking and making calls to assist others as well. 2010 will be a busy year so there’s a good chance we’ll bump into each other again. – Jeff

      Comment by jeffdebrosse — January 16, 2010 @ 7:30 pm | Reply

  6. Jeff,

    Thank you for providing these resources. The outpouring of support has been amazing and hopefully the world will band together at this time to help a nation that has had one tough break after another. Of course, I too, am praying for my grandfather’s safety.


    Comment by Nadia — January 17, 2010 @ 6:14 am | Reply

  7. Thanks, Jeff. Awesome information. Update on Raoul Guillaume – no longer lives in Bizoton. Currently lives in Delmas (approx. 3 miles north of Port-au-Prince). From what I have heard, the home is okay but no word on personnel. Will keep you posted.

    Though we grew up in America, our hearts beat with the Haitian rhythm of life. Yes, behind the mountains there are more mountains and we are equipped to climb them and overcome them and even sing songs about them.

    – Chantal

    Comment by chantarishi — January 19, 2010 @ 3:37 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Chantarishi!

      I was updated with the Delmas location recently and received the GREAT news Sunday night of his status: alive and healthy!


      Comment by jeffdebrosse — January 20, 2010 @ 1:07 pm | Reply

  8. […] Más información y sitios de confianza en el sitio de Jeff Debrosse, ESET Senior Director of Research […]

    Pingback by ESET Latinoamérica – Laboratorio » Blog Archive » Terremoto de Haití, motivo para más rogue (actualizado con las donaciones) — January 20, 2010 @ 3:16 pm | Reply

  9. […] Jeff Debrosse is a Haitian-born US Citizen who is using his blog as a way to spread news about Haiti while also attempting to get news about his father, who has been missing since the earthquake. One really interesting aspect of his blog is that though he is using it to look for his father, he is also attempting to offer ways to give assistance for those who are not sure how to help. He begins the blog with an introduction of his history in the Marine Corps, as if to show his readers that he has a background in logistics and knows what it takes to run an operation such as the humanitarian efforts in Haiti. He includes several organized links to sites that give information about the Haiti earthquake, charity organizations, and family locator tools that are mixed in with his personal family information. […]

    Pingback by Help for Haiti « Stephanie's Electracy Blog — January 21, 2010 @ 2:40 pm | Reply

  10. So far Debrosse Hardesty Gallery has donated $250 with our Art for Haiti art prints. I am so glad that we’ve been able to help. It makes me feel empowered, instead of watching the news, and feeling helpless.

    We’ve donated to: Save the Children, Yele Haiti, and UNICEF. Each print is $23 and we donate $23 now all donations are to UNICEF.

    Comment by isabellehardesty — February 14, 2010 @ 11:49 am | Reply

  11. […] Senior Director of Research, has published some further resources on his personal blog at (help resources and security resources). As he explains there, Jeff is personally and […]

    Pingback by Triflex Enterprise | Haiti: more resources — April 13, 2010 @ 12:26 pm | Reply

  12. I run a non-profit in South Florida. The youth in our programs are raising funds for Haiti (selling wrist bands). I am seeking information on organizations/places/families that we can donate the funds to. I saw you on the NBC news today and checked this site (just a God-slap nudged be to do this). Can you suggest any possible sites I should read up on and present to the youth to consider giving the funds raised to?

    Comment by Ron — November 28, 2010 @ 4:19 pm | Reply

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