Urgent Donations Needed to Feed Haitian Adults & Children and Provide Hygiene Stations During Extreme Civil Unrest
Haiti, the poorest country in the Americas, is in extreme civil unrest following the assassination of its president, Jovenel Moïse, on July 7.
According to AP News, "Haiti’s economic, political and social woes have deepened recently, with gang violence spiking in Port-au-Prince, inflation spiraling, and food and fuel becoming scarcer in a country where 60% of the population makes less than $2 a day."
In addition, there's been a significant uptick in coronavirus cases and deaths, bringing the total to 19,347 confirmed cases and 487 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University Covid-19 tracker. Health experts agree these are probably vast undercounts.
Haiti is one of a small number of countries globally that has yet to roll out a coronavirus vaccination campaign — and the only country in the Americas. It is difficult for medical and other supplies to enter the country. Haiti’s airports are closed to commercial traffic.
Because of your donations, LCC has been able to send money to Haiti to purchase food and Hygiene Stations. We received the following update from Lophane Laurent in Haiti:
The need is still great and your donations are desperately needed to help families in Haiti.
Update on Lophane: Shortly after Lophane began putting together the hygiene stations he tested positive for COVID-19. He received treatment at the hospital and has fully recovered and returned to his work distributing food and hygiene stations. There is no medical insurance in Haiti and Lophane has an expensive hospital bill that he must pay.
Please consider a donation to help pay his medical expenses as he continues his important work in Haiti.