From Danielle Saint-Lot with Vital Voices
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 Hotel.
Keep on praying for Haiti!
"Si tu crois, tu peux"
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