I have only a couple of minutes online right now so I can’t say too much.
I just want you to know that our team managed to get out of Haiti yesterday under some extremely trying circumstances.
It was very difficult getting to the airport and at times we were in very real danger. We finally hooked up with some armed police who escorted us to the airport.
We were to fly to Dominican Republic but the flight was cancelled. The airline was not prepared to fly into Haiti. We’re now in Miami. We got a good night’s sleep last night and will fly on to Dominican Republic to see more of Compassion’s work later today. We’ll stay there for a few days and I’ll be flying home on the originally planned flights. I should be home on Tuesday afternoon.
The Haitian capital was paralysed by food riots yesterday as the United Nations gave warning that soaring food prices were spurring unrest around the world.
Rioters returned to the streets in Port-au-Prince a day after UN peacekeepers had to fire rubber bullets to prevent hungry Haitians from storming the presidential palace. Columns of smoke rose over the city as demonstrators, demanding that the Government take action over the rising price of foodstuffs such as rice, beans and oil, set fire to barricades made from tyres.
At least five people have been killed and more than 20 injured. Protesters compared the burning hunger in their stomachs to bleach or battery acid.
I will write more soon and hopefully be able to post an interview. I’m hoping to chat to Arthur Muhl during the breakfast programme on Sonshine FM tomorrow.If you enjoyed this post please use the buttons above to share.