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08 Feb 2011 description

While Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) continues to support our ecumenical partners through ACT Alliance in the ongoing provision of basic humanitarian assistance following the January 12 earthquake, PDA is also supporting the work of our mission partner Peasant Movement of Papay (MPP).

MPP recently sent a report on activities that indicates they have finished distribution of the emergency food and kitchen utensil kits and have begun the rehabilitation phase.

During the month of October, a cholera epidemic attacked the country.

08 Feb 2011 description

See how your generous gifts have been at work in Haiti

The country of Haiti faced enormous challenges in 2010 - a massive earthquake, Hurricane Tomas, an outbreak of cholera, plus ongoing challenges that existed in the country before the January 12 earthquake.

Many people generously shared their financial blessings as a sign of their faithfulness, and in the hope that through their support, disaster-affected Haitian families would see hope from seemingly hopeless situations.

One year after the earthquake - while the media has focused on government inaction, the slow pace of …

11 Nov 2010 description

Hurricane Tomas was merciful as it swept past Haiti. The country was spared a direct hit, but torrential rain has caused widespread flooding and a heightened risk of the spread of disease among the already pressed population.

"The water is knee-deep inside our houses, and we have nothing. What kind of life is this?" ask residents of Cité Soleil, one of the largest slum areas of the country's capital Port au Prince.

"Last night I slept with water right up to the edge of my mattress.

13 Jan 2010 description

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) has issued an emergency appeal for Haiti, where millions of people have been affected by a major earthquake that struck the country on Tuesday, January 12. The exact number of casualties is unknown at this time, nor is the full extent of the damage; however, reports indicate that tens of thousands - possibly hundreds of thousands - of people are feared dead and countless others have been left homeless.

The Haitian infrastructure was already in a fragile state.