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Haiti update

haiti_01Jesuit Refugee Service has provided emergency relief in the form of food, medicine, tents and debris-removal tools to thousands of citizens in Port-au-Prince to aid their recovery from the devastating earthquake of January 12. Additionally, in coordinated efforts with partner organizations in the Dominican Republic and Haiti, JRS has set up locations throughout the countries to deliver aid to more people in an efficient and organized manner. One of the JRS staging centers for earthquake relief in Haiti is the Jesuit novitiate in Port-au-Prince. Tents have been set up in the courtyard for medical volunteers to sleep in, and trucks unload their goods at the novitiate as well. Read here the remarks of the Director of JRS/USA, Fr Kenneth Gavin, who emphasises that JRS is committed to Haiti for the long haul. (Photo by Jose Manuel Morena SJ)