JRS serves 16,000 quake victims
The Jesuit Refugee Service has provided emergency relief in the form of food, medicine, tents and debris-removal tools to about 16,000 citizens of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, to aid their recovery from last week’s devastating earthquake. Additionally, in coordinated efforts with partner organizations in the Dominican Republic and Haiti, JRS has set up several locations throughout the countries to deliver aid to more people suffering from the effects of the earthquake in an efficient and organized manner. Jesuit Brother Jim Boynton is among those Jesuits co-ordinating relief aid for many agencies on the ground. He is stationed at a Jesuit Mission near Port-au-Prince. In a report for the BBC’s World Service he gave an account of his work and the current situation on the ground: http://bit.ly/8RAnuF. The full report begins at 4:19, and Jim Boyton SJ features 7 mins in.