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Edeyo relief supplies team reached the outskirts of Jéremie—in southwestern Haiti

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The Edeyo relief supplies team reached the outskirts of Jéremie—in southwestern Haiti—in the early evening of Monday, unannounced, after a drive of roughly six hours from Port-au-Prince. Unik and others distributed clothes, water purifiers, drinking water, medical supplies, and small quantities of food to hundreds of local people who lined up in the twilight. Police officers from Le Corps d’Intervention et de Maintien de l’Ordre (CIMO) kept the crowds calm, making sure that nobody jumped to the front of the line. Thanks to the support of local Haitian singer Jean Jean Roosevelt, the team was able to work quickly and effectively.

Not everyone could be fed, or receive water purifiers. The scale of the problem means that this public health crisis cannot be solved overnight. But Edeyo will return in the near future, with even more supplies, and even more commitment to the people of Haiti. Meanwhile, as we discuss longer-term solutions with key players in the government and beyond, we continue to welcome your donations and financial generosity.