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February 1st 2010:  Earthquake Refugee Camp Near Carrefour, Haiti

There are still considerable needs in Haiti due to the earthquake.  Everyone is still living on the street even though their home may be standing.  This is due, mostly to the frequent tremors that continue to shake the country.  Until the tremors stop, most people do not go indoors unless they have to.  Even then, it is very dangerous.  One family went inside only briefly to get supplies.  While they were inside there was a tremor and the house came down, killing all of them.  Stories and experiences like this keep the people in constant (and healthy) fear of the structures around them.  Until the tremors stop and buildings can be inspected life cannot return to normal; homes cannot be lived in, businesses cannot be opened, and schools cannot resume. 
 
Until that time, we need to be vigilant in supporting our Haitian brothers and sisters, many of whom are as unfamiliar with life on the streets as we would be.  Already the international news coverage of the aftermath of the earthquake has begun to wane yet the needs remain the same.  May our awareness and support be more steadfast.

Following are pictures of a refugee camp near Carrefour.  There are estimated to be around 14,000 people at this camp alone.  It is at this camp that Shabach Ministries International installed a water purifier.