At the moment the dimension of the earthquake catastrophe on Haiti is not yet clear, but observers watching the situation assume thousands of dead, injured or homeless people. The quake on Haiti had a strength of 7,0 on the Richter scale. The epicentre of the earthquake was situated in the densely populated area of the three-million-capitol Port-au-Prince. Many buildings like a hospital for children in the suburb of the capitol have collapsed. Colleagues report about numerous dead people, who are buried underneath the ruins. Only a few hours after getting the message about the massive earthquake on Haiti the help of medeor with medication started. Antibiotics, bandaging materials and pain relievers for 30.000 people are already on their way!
More medicine-packages are being packed at the moment and will be send to Haiti as soon as possible.
Every hour counts in the supplying of the injured.
Haiti is one of the poorest countrys in the world and depends on support desperately. Please help us to provide the victims of the earthquake medically. Children, men and women need your help – your donation will save human lifes. action medeor is member of the alliance „Aktion Deutschland Hilft“, which is a union of german well-known aid-organisations. In case of emergency they concentrate their power to provide assistance fast and effectively together.
A note about transparency: betterplace.org and PAYBACK donations are forwarded 100 % to aktion medeor. During the course of the project work, we want to make sure that medications and equipment arrive safely and are put to appropriate use. Therefore, at aktion medeor, we budget costs of 7,7 % for administrative work and 9,4% for communications and training work.
Pictures: Reuters and Getty
Location: Port-au-Prince, Haiti