Haitian Christians Begin Meeting in Churches Again as Disaster Aid Trickles In

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Many Haitians have resumed church services inside church buildings damaged by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake on August 14. Christians are mourning the dead but also praising God for their own safety.

Disaster aid

Meanwhile, relief efforts into the country have been hampered by gang violence. Various groups have blocked roads and even hijacked vehicles transporting food. One gang leader has offered a truce to allow aid into the damaged peninsula where the earthquake hit, but it’s not clear how much of an impact it would make unless more gangs commit as well.

As the aid trickles in, some politicians have begun supplying it themselves or even using their planes to transport injured patients. They are especially motivated to do so by the upcoming general elections.

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller

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