An Update from Children’s Place International on the Status of Their Work in Haiti
Protests in northern Haiti are ongoing.
Kidnapping remains a big concern by the airport in Cap-Haitian. The city of Cap has started cleaning some streets of the garbage-piled barricades, but the main entrance to the city is still blocked. There was an appeal to start school yesterday, but at least in the north they did not open. There is a great lack of food due to inflation. There’s no electricity, and fuel is still unavailable and/or very expensive.
There is a general shortage of everything. CPI will do our best to out-raise our Place The Hope campaign goal this fall in order to meet the challenges clients are facing, specifically food for families and nutritionally enhanced food products for children who are no doubt facing malnourishment.
As Paul Farmer would have said in these times, “Haiti needs us now more than ever.”