Feb 27, 2010
Haiti’s rainy season has begun.
Last night torrential rain turned tent cities into misery for half a million homeless earthquake victims. This morning I visited the Place St. Pierre sheet and shanty refugee camp in Petionville where wet belongings hung to dry.
An eighteen year old mother and two week old baby slept on cardboard covering a rusty bedframe. Their “tent” was a sheet strung between poles.
Meanwhile Haitian government customs officers are levying high taxes on tents and humanitarian supplies! Foreign doctors fear cholera and malaria epidemics as rainy season is marked by nightly downpours. Haiti needs your prayers and your gifts.