January 13, 2010

Haiti

Words don't have much effect during a catastrophe of this magnitude. A hundred thousand people are likely dead. The cities and countryside is wrecked. Where will the wounded receive care? There are no hospitals left standing. Millions are affected - will the aftermath leave a million dead? It's possible.

Haiti needs more than donations - US troops are realistically needed above 10,000. But if donating, please consider Dr. Paul Farmer's Partners In Health before other organizations. He's the only one we trust with Haiti's future.


"The whole city is in darkness, you have thousands of people sitting in the streets, with nowhere to go. I've seen seven to eight buildings, from office buildings to hotels and shopping stores, collapsed ... I think hundreds of casualties would be a serious understatement."

- Rachmani Domersant, charity operations manager

"The hospitals cannot handle all these victims. Haiti needs to pray. We all need to pray together."

- Dr. Louis-Gerard Gilles, former senator, as he helped survivors.

"I think it's really a catastrophe of major proportions."

- Raymond Alcide Joseph, Haiti's ambassador to the US


"It's total chaos."

-Joseph Guyler Delva, Reuters reporter

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