URGENT APPEAL FOR MEDICAL HELP IN JACMEL
> From Danielle Saint-Lot with Vital Voices
We urgently need in Jacmel: an orthopedist, two anesteniologists and a surgeon.
I am safe with my daughter and my staff in Jacmel. Jacmel old city
is completely destroyed. We are homeless and living in a camp in a
Catholic community with 200 people that have lost more than their
houses. We have been blessed.
In the Jacmel region around 2,000 families has been affected leaving
around 20,000 people in very bad conditions. For the moment we have an
estimate of 150 deaths but some children are still under a shool
building. We have set up 4 camps one of them with 4,000 persons.
I am part of the local camps management. We are doing our best to
manage the situation in Jacmel with the assistance of the UN and local
authorities. But we are still traumatized and are waiting for
humanitarian assistance. The earth is still shaking at night.
Early by 5:00 am every morning, for two hours there are like 500 -
600 people on the streets singing religious songs, dancing and blessing
God for being alive. It is like a parade, the local way of healing
their pain, it is vey impressive. A real therapy for these victims
which have lost everything except their Faith.
My phones do not work. My blackberry works once in a while. I will
be checking my mail everyday at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the Cyvadier
Keep on praying for Haiti!
"Si tu crois, tu peux"
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