Haiti’s government has extended the state of emergency first declared Aug. 14 in the South for another 30 days as the earthquake-impacted region continues to recover. The measure appeared Sept. 15, by decree, in Haiti’s official government publication, Le Moniteur.
A month after the disaster, the southern peninsula is still struggling to recover, despite government pronouncements to assist the survivors of the 7.2 magnitude disaster. Rubble clearing and set-up of tent for temporary shelter is moving slowly, the Moniteur decree said.
What I saw and heard during a recent mission trip to Camp Perrine, there is NO indication that the government or aid organizations have visited some of the worst ravaged areas. I was the only foreigner in this area, and the limited assistance barely touched the need.
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