Coronavirus containment remains a serious challenge in Haiti, along with civil unrest, food insecurity, and economic crises caused by pandemic restrictions. Yet, hope remains.
For Haiti With Love’s burn clinic in Cap Haitian offers more than physical help to injured people. For two feuding families, it’s become a place of peace and a consistent Gospel witness. “It’s like a ‘timeout’,” For Haiti With Love’s Eva DeHart says.
“It’s considered God’s country inside those gates and they just don’t fight. They accept the fact that we are neutral ground.”
Help For Haiti With Love keep the doors of this clinic open. “We never ask someone how their injury happened… we never condemn anyone for any kind of actions that may have led up to it,” DeHart says. “We just pray for their healing, treat their wounds, and send them on their way.”
Despite an earlier claim by President Moïse, Haiti’s battle against COVID-19 is far from over. As explained here, Haiti’s porous border with the Dominican Republic and insufficient testing leave authorities working with incomplete data. “They’re reporting numbers, but they don’t have any testing. Everything they’re doing is a guess,” DeHart observes.
“The only things closed are churches, schools, and airports. [Haitians’] interactions and their close contacts are the same as they always are, which in some areas is causing a lot of sicknesses. In other areas, the deaths are from pure starvation.”
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth
CALL TO ACTION
- Ask the Lord to strengthen and sustain believers working at For Haiti With Love’s clinic.
- Pray for a peaceful resolution between the fighting families in Cap Haitian.