Fortunately no further disaster for Haiti

by Ruth Bücker,  2010/11/06

Although flashes are still lighting the sky, the sound of the pouring rain is almost drowned out by the sounds of every-day life. The Haitians seem relaxed, and so does the humedica team. This is because hurricane “Tomas” has not hit Haiti with the predicted force.

“Tomas” has caused far less damage than predicted. Our gratitude for the fact that our fears did not come true is immense. Photo: humedica/Simon Oeckenpöhler

The hurricane reached its full force on the ocean between Cuba, Jamaica and Haiti; on the island the storm caused heavy rainfalls and partly strong gusts of wind. Fortunately, however, it did not hit the island with the force that had been predicted.

For the people in their tents the heavy rains were a new challenge. And individual villages at the coast have been flooded. But in comparison to the worst expected consequences, this day brought no further disaster for the Haitian population. And hence, also the humedica team could take a relieved breath for the time being.

After the two days break we had been forced to take, we can now return to our work at the hospital of Drouin. humedica coordinator Caroline Klein has already called the director of the small hospital, who has reported further cases of cholera to her. He was very pleased that the medical team from Germany would continue treating the hospital’s patients once more from Saturday on.

Dear friends and sponsors, thank you very much for accompanying us so far on the path of offering relief to the people in Haiti. This time, the people in this already much suffering country have been spared from a further disaster. Nevertheless, they continue needing our help. Please also accompany our next steps. Thank you very much!

      humedica e.V.
      Donation reference “Cholera Haiti
      Account 47 47
      Bank Code 734 500 00
      Sparkasse Kaufbeuren

You can also make a safe, fast and direct donation by means of sending a text message: send a text message containing the reference DOC to +49 8 11 90 and make a donation of 5 euros, with 4.83 euros of this amount being directly channelled into the humedica disaster relief projects. You can also support us via our online form.

The team after finishing the preparations for “Tomas”: two tons of drugs, medical equipment and hygiene articles had been removed to a safe place in the face of potential flooding. 200 sand bags had been filled in order to protect the Hospital of Hope from floods. Photo: humedica

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