Our team in Haiti marked the passing of these months by receiving overflows of patients from other hospitals, especially for trauma and burns, dealing with refugee women and children fleeing gun battles around the city who arrived at our very doors (there are still about 60 under our wings at our St Mary Center in Cite Soleil), trying to deal with deficits in funding, the obvious cause being disastrous national and world economies (the virus affects more than the lungs).
The coronavirus alert remains high. Father Rick and his team continue to work tirelessly in a country where the Laura storm struck a few days ago, which led to the death of over 30 people and the devastation of the shacks of the poorest, flooded by rivers of water. mud and waste.
Latin America continues to be the epicenter of the covid-19 pandemic but some activities must necessarily restart.
The children of The St. Luke Foundation for Haiti street schools are finally back on the benches. After the closure of the whole country which lasted 4 months due to COVID19, the students have recently returned to class with all the necessary precautions, even in the midst of many difficulties: masks, social distancing, hand sanitation, division into small groups.
We must continue to provide the kids not only with individual protective measures, but also with food to take home to their families. Food and water distribution is carried on regularly in the slums as well.
We need your help more than ever.