Haiti, two years after..
Andrew Johnston – Tears in Heaven ..
Would you know my name,
If I saw you in heaven?
Would you feel the same,
If I saw you in heaven?
I must be strong and carry on,
cause I know, I don’t belong, here in heaven…
Would you hold my hand,
If I saw you in heaven?
Would you help me stand,
If I saw you in heaven?
Ill find my way, through night and day,
cause I know, I just cant stay, here in heaven..
Time can bring you down, time can bend your knees.
Time can break your heart, have you begging please…begging please
Beyond the door, there is peace, I’m sure,
And I know, there ll be no more, tears in heaven..
Humanitarian Agency Partnerships Key to Delivery Aid in Post-Quake Haiti. Feed Starving Children and Salesian Missions (programs in Haiti) were essential, in the early days of disaster aid. Many months since the earthquake, a year ago. They are crucial to Haiti’s future. A young boy, suffered pelvis fracture, in the quake. After two years, he is still not healed and unable to bear full weight on his right leg. Right after the quake a Man flew to Haiti, feeding Family members, and Church People that he know for years. Haitian children carrie own sister, next to his brother and three of thirty three being involved in an illicit adoption scheme, as they sit next other children inside the NGO “SOS Children’s village” in Port-au-Prince February 2, 2010. Haitian Police have arrested 10 U.S. citizens caught trying to take 33 children out of the earthquake-stricken country in a suspected illicit adoption scheme. There are fears that traffickers could try to exploit the chaos and turmoil following Haiti’s Jan. 12 earthquake to engage in illegal adoptions. If any Haitians, swim across the River, there is a fence that separates the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Dominicans dislike Haitians, they will do anything, to keep them out of Country. Victims of earthquake, got nowhere to go for help !!!.. After two years since the earthquake destroyed, the Beautiful Island of Haiti. Nothing, had been change in the Country. Haiti People, forced to live in total Poverty and Famine. Living in tents and open Camps. Place Saint Pierre, a Park in Port-au-Prince, you can see, young Children giggling and playing Tag. While Adults sit and chat, enjoying the Sunset. Immediate after the Earthquake hit in Haiti two years ago, the Park became a sea of Tents, a refuge for Homeless People. Port-au-Prince’s Petionville Club has been the Home of more than 5,000 quake survivors. Living in difficult conditions in tents, on the grounds of the Country Club. Kids run and play on dirt paths, Women gather water from potable stations set up by a few Aid Agencies. Many Haiti People exposed to Violations of Human Rights. Particularly young Children and Women of any Age. Those Human People get raped by Men or Police. They have nowhere to turn or ask for help. International Aid, somehow is nowhere to be seeing and only a few available to date. Lots of Money have been pouring, since the quake. Charities from all over the World, but as you can see the photos, poverty everywhere. Families were given $500 (£325) to Rent a new Home for a Year and that was Two years ago. Millions of Haitians live nowadays, nowhere. They got no Home, Clean water, Food, Jobs, Prosperity of nothing and getting worse by the passing years. Plagued with Poverty, Prostitution and Famine to the extreme. Girls are selling own bodies “Prostitution” to gain just the basic things in life, like water or food. President Michel Martelly told the BBC. http://goo.gl/YSfj6 “Things are changing and moving in Haiti” .. But to be honest, the Beautiful Island of Haiti, still the same place as it was before. When the quake hit the Country, two years ago. It’s getting worse, by the lack of Resources and Financial help. Haiti Citizens receive no Money or Financial help, to re-build own life again. To make matters worse, the Prime Minister, Garry Conille. Submitted his resignation, as Prime minister on 24/2/2012. Still in Office, until a Successor is named. The Money Haiti received in Aid, for the last two Years. Produced only basic things for People and Country. Otherwise Haiti would not be the way, it’s now. Where 5,000 Families from six high-profile Camps in Port-au-Prince, moved out, to 16 neighbourhoods. The President Wants to show donors, what really worked and provide a road Map, a way forward.. But 500,000 People still living under canvas in the Haitian capital. After the earthquake on 2010, left Haiti in serious state of Humanitarian crisis and 230,000 Deaths. Destroyed People’s Lives and Homes. One and a half Million People and 95% of structures in Historical capital of City Port-auau-Prince, funded by Private donations. People have set up small businesses, like Barbershops, Beauty salons or selling anything. We are talking about, 1.5 Million People live in 1,000 Camps. Americans have donated, more than $1.3 Billion for Haiti, plus Thousands of Charities helped. We are not sure, in what the Money had been invested. People had been forced to send Children to live with relatives as got no Tents. Like: Marie Jules St. Julius, a 33-year-old Mother of two Teens, sits by the side of the Road in Petionville camp, selling snacks like cookies and chips. She said: “Life without them is unbearable,” This is the way, President Michael Martelly, means, by Improvements and Way forward?.. Billions of Dollars pledged to Haiti, since the quake by donor Countries and Aid agencies, it’s not hard to find Earthquake survivors struggling to find food and shelter. Haitian Government asked Aid groups at the end of April (2012) to stop food distribution. Charity organizations say Haiti Customs Office, delaying the release of material to build Homes. People are concerned, the lack of accountability and transparency of Humanitarian Community working in Haiti. “Criticism of the slow pace of recovery in Haiti is mounting”.. The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee released a report: “Haiti at a Crossroads” Hitting groups for not coordinating recovery efforts better. “I am not going to take the property of the Government, of the state, just to give to People that just tell me that they need land,” says Haiti’s Prime Minister, Jean-Max Bellerive. “I have to understand better what is your plan,” he says, adding that it can’t be done at the whim of every foreign aid group. One official debris dump site identified in the country and not enough heavy machinery, the U.N. estimates that at the current rate it will take more than a decade to clear Port-au-Prince of rubble.”You can always criticize everyone; you can criticize us. Criticism is easy. Finding a solution is far more difficult,” says Timo Luege, who works for a U.N. agency coordinating shelter issues, among foreign aid groups in Haiti. “You can have a lot of money and a lot of skill and a lot of resources standing by ready to help,” says Sell of the American Red Cross. “But sorting out a solution can be a very complex thing to do”.. Maybe because it’s difficult to cut Burocracy and corruption in Haiti, starting from the Top Man. Let go back again, two years ago. Soldiers from the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division, walk to drop food and water supplies near Cite Soleil area, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. After a powerful Earthquake, killed thousands. Many Buildings were reduced to rubble by the 7.0-strong quake on January 12, 2010. We remember days after the Quake in Haiti, Doctors were operating People and using no Anesthesia. Haiti People sleep outside own Home, as fear to quakes. Port-au-Prince Cathedral in Haiti, after quake destroyed. With Thanks to my daughter, she brings to my attention the Crisis of Haiti, reported by Rosario Castellanos de Parker. 18-4-2012.
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