Friday, January 15, 2010

Appeal from Jacmel

> From Danielle Saint-Lot with Vital Voices

Dear All:

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!

Danielle Saint-Lot

"Si tu crois, tu peux"
(509) 3-467-8801   (509) 3-730-0117

1 comment:

Dragonfly said...

Hello my name is Kelly and we are with a small NGO, Bumi Sehat. We have medical supplies and we will be able to set up a small clinic. We will be able to help women in birth and to assist with all minor surgeries and first aid. We are currently in Canada and are headed to Santo Domingo to pick up as much supplies as we can and then try to hire a large boat and come by sea. We will be there as soon as possible, 28th jan. I am sorry we cannot come sooner. But we can pick up any supplies or persons that you feel are necessary at that time. We are in Santo Domingo on the 26th to send team and supplies. It will take 2 days to fill boat and get to Jacmel. Please keep in touch so we will know your needs as they change. We will check this everyday and every hour until 26th, then we will check every 2 hours for changing needs starting the 26th.
Our prayers are with you, Bumi Sehat Team
Please e-mail or call 250 366 0032 until 23rd, then 541 285 4675 for duration.