Situation Report - In Port-au-Prince, "There is much, much more to be done," January 26, 2010

The hope of the Haitian people can perhaps best be summed up by Herode Guillaumettre, director of Christian Center of Integrated Development. Known by the acronym SKDE, the center is a Presbyterian Disaster Assistance supported Church World Service (CWS) partner which has worked on projects related to food security and which has established a clinic on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince in the suburb of Lilavois.

“I am not afraid anymore,” Guillaumettre told me last week. “I have survived the worst disaster in the history of Haiti and I am alive talking to you now. I can survive anything now.

“It is like I died in the earthquake, but I am alive. I am alive. Thanks, God, thanks, God, thanks, God,” he said in his strong Creole accent.

An update on the global humanitarian effort in response to the January 12, 2010, earthquake that devastated Haiti.

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