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Thursday, October 07, 2010

Haiti Update and Prayer needs

Here is a summary of recent activity from our disaster response in Haiti.
• On Friday Sept. 24th, a tornado-like storm hit Port-Au-Prince. 85 Compassion beneficiaries were affected, 83 had their tents destroyed and two lost the roof of their home. PF's and project workers are making sure that those affected have food, water and temporary shelter.
• Repair on the second Compassion office building is nearing an end.
• Expatriate staff have been hired to help with completing the strategies. Hilda Bojórquez, an engineer from El Salvador, will coordinate the rebuilding of the ICP's.
• 320 children have been seen through a mobile clinic in Miragoane (HA-789) and medical equipment (scales, stethoscopes, and thermometers) was distributed to 35 projects. This strategy is now complete.
• 339 families received temporary and transitional shelter materials during the month of September.
• Containers were delivered to HA-314, 727 and 800 for use as temporary meeting space.
• 44 church partners were selected to benefit from repairing and rebuilding works.
• 155 people (project staff members, children and parents) from 9 projects (HA-751, 355, 805, 748, 778, 717, 204, 319, 726) have benefited from group therapy and individual debriefing with the psychologists.

Prayer requests from Haiti:
1. Pray for the country as they approach presidential and general elections in November
2. Pray for the protection of the Haitian population during the rainy season.
3. Pray for the leadership team of the Compassion Haiti office as they need wisdom to make appropriate decisions for the success of the ministry.
4. Pray for an effective role for Compassion to play in the rebuilding of the nation.
5. Pray for the Disaster Response Team in implementing the strategies to respond to the earthquake.
6. Pray for the protection of people in tent cities in a hot sun (afternoon) and heavy rains (at night), a big challenge for school pupils, babies, pregnant women, injured people...