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29 Oct 2010 description

It is ten months since the earthquake devastated Haiti, killing over 230,000 people and affecting millions. Despite the huge amounts of money pledged by Governments and raised by agencies the pace of change is frustratingly slow. But WER has been delivering real progress in Cité Soleil, the poorest slum in Haiti, through our local partner the Good Samaritan Foundation.

Following a recent visit to Haiti, WER Programme Manager Jeremy Horner, is very pleased with what he saw.

13 Sep 2010 description

In the slum area of Cité Soleil, Haiti many children are malnourished and underweight. Despite the massive aid operation not enough food is reaching those most in need. WER partner, the Good Samaritan Foundation has begun a supplementary feeding programme for over 252 'at risk' children that will ensure that they achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

Malnourishment can lead to serious, lifelong health problems, even death.

21 Jan 2010 description

For the injured and sick in capital city Port au Prince and the slums of Cite Soleil, medicine is needed now. WER is providing $2 million worth of pharmaceuticals through International Relief and Development (IRD). These medicines will be in use by the end of the week and a further shipment of similar value will be sent next week.

WER has also sent doctors travel packs. These mobile kits have the basic medical supplies to treat 4,000 people. The packs, together with the pharmaceutical shipments, will not just help to save lives now.

13 Jan 2010 description

At 4.53pm local time yesterday Haiti was hit by a massive earthquake. The worst affected areas are the capital, Port-au-Prince, and the surrounding slums of Cite Soleil.

Hundreds are feared dead already. Many hundreds more will die unless we respond immediately. Please donate as much as you can now so that WER can immediately ship medicines, food, blankets and other emergency supplies.

WER Chief Executive, Alex Haxton, recently visited Cite Soleil. Even at the best of times, living conditions there are appalling.