MADRE Statements

Emergency in Haiti! Please send humanitarian aid

Posted on: Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

The worst earthquake in 200 years struck Haiti yesterday, causing catastrophic destruction in the hemisphere’s poorest country.

The quake struck near the capital of Port-au-Prince, the most densely populated part of Haiti.

MADRE has activated an emergency response through our partner organization, Zanmi Lasante Clinic. The doctors, nurses and community health workers there are working to get bring medical assistance and supplies to areas that have been hardest hit.

The most urgent needs right now are bandages, broad-spectrum antibiotics and other medical supplies, as well as water tablets to prevent cholera outbreaks.  The need for food, shelter and other types of relief is growing by the hour. 

Please donate today.

We know how to get help to survivors, but we need your generosity to purchase emergency supplies.

MADRE has worked in Haiti for many years, supporting community-based organizations in times of disaster.  Our partners are expert at reaching those in crisis and stretching resources to meet the urgent needs facing Haitian women and families right now.

The situation is catastrophic, and immediate action is key to saving lives.   I hope I can count on you to help get emergency supplies to the women and children who need them most.

Thank you,

Vivian Stromberg,
Executive Director

P.S. We will keep you updated as we hear more from our partners in Haiti.

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