Report from World Relief in Haiti

Post a Comment » Written on January 19th, 2010     
Filed under: Disaster Relief
Hundreds of earthquake survivors are being fed hot meals at World Relief feeding centers in Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s devastated capital.

In the next few days, World Relief and local church partners will launch more feeding centers in the Leogane and Jacmel neighborhoods of Port-au-Prince, two hard-hit areas that have been slow to receive any emergency aid.

World Relief’s Disaster Response team is working alongside Haitian church volunteers, serving rice, beans and porridge to hundreds of Haiti’s most vulnerable people in the aftermath of last Tuesday’s cataclysmic quake.

Our teams are also distributing tarps to provide emergency shelter for victims.

Christian Compassion in Action

Hundreds of injured and traumatized victims are receiving urgent care at King’s Hospital – one of the few medical facilities still functioning in Port-au-Prince.

World Relief and partners have set up and supplied three operating theaters, staffed by American surgeons, doctors and nurses.  King’s Hospital has 300 beds for the most seriously injured.

World Relief’s Country Director, Dr. Hubert Morquette, and Dr. Esther Gwan, from World Relief’s headquarters in Baltimore, continue to treat scores of people at the hospital, working around the clock in very difficult conditions.

“We have treated hundreds of injuries as well as countless open and closed fractures,” Dr. Morquette reports.

Working with a local partner, World Relief plans to drill a bore hole at King’s Hospital to supply clean water for patients and staff.

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