Here’s what we’re hearing from our partners in Haiti:
Concern Worldwide reports from Jacmel (near Port-au-Prince) that 85% of central buildings in the area are destroyed, including a hospital. People are still being pulled from the rubble covering the city; some have sent text messages crying for help from within a destroyed UN building.
As we wrote earlier, Concern is still operating from their office in Port-au-Prince, which survived the quake. Celine, Concern’s Nutritionist, assessed six local health centers supported by the organization to find that three are functioning.
Concern is arranging two flights from Europe with emergency supplies in the coming week and reports the World Food Programme has started handing out food in main squares. More supplies are still needed, though.
We’re hearing from Partners in Health that the UN and Red Cross came to help control the crowds of people searching for family members in Port-au-Prince. Staff from Medishare in Thomonde also arrived to help with the busloads of injured people arriving at PIH facilities.
These photos were taken by PIH clinicians in Hinche:
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The biggest need for our partners is still donations:
We’re still taking donations in our NYC office for specific items tomorrow and on Monday — see the post below for details.