Monday, October 8, 2018

EMERGENCY: Haiti's Earthquake Victims Need Medicine


Our local staff providing relief to the victims right after the earthquake.

A 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti Saturday night. The epicenter was located close to the city of Port-de-Paix but the earthquake was felt across the country.

On Saturday night, right after the earthquake struck, our local staff was providing relief to the victims, as local health facilities were completely overwhelmed. On Sunday, our Haiti Country Director, Dr. Dianne Jean-Francois, traveled to the affected area and conducted an assessment of the situation. She told us:
"14 people have been killed and around 200 injured. Most of the victims need emergency surgeries. We need antibiotics, anti-inflammatory medicines, and orthopedic supplies to conduct emergency surgeries. The infrastructure is damaged and electricity is a challenge - we need generators."
We are responding, but your support to survivors of disasters like this is what saves lives.

For more than 100 years, CMMB has responded to emergencies worldwide. Time after time, it’s only compassionate people like you who make this work possible.

Please make a life-saving gift and join hands with affected families in their moments of greatest need. Help now.
With gratitude,

President and CEO
CMMB/Healthier Lives Worldwide

Healthier Lives Worldwide

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