Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Watching Amy Goodman walk through Léogâne last week, at that point the only reporter to step foot in an area deemed a "security risk" by the UN and so no aid whatsoever has arrived, although over 90% of the homes have been destroyed and people are still digging out their dead by hand...reminded me again how important it is to support organizations other than the mass bureaucracy of the Red Cross, organizations like Partners in Health who are there for the long term, with infrastructure already in place and extensive community outreach and organization. Christian Missions dropping pieces of bread from helicopters onto the rubble just doesn't cut it somehow.

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