Women’s Day and Update – March 8, 2024

Dear friends-  

You have no doubt heard the news coming out of Haiti in this past week about the greatly heightened level of insecurity especially in and around the capital of Port-au-Prince.  

Airports are closed, the main shipping port is closed, and the country is in a state of emergency for another month. The Haitian Prime Minister, Ariel Henry, is reported to be unable to return safely to the country as local gangs coalesce in calling for his resignation.  

Locally, even very basic movement around the capital is risky. Up until 2 days ago we were able to transport our staff to our second site. Yesterday and today, that has not been possible, due to dangers inherent in just driving on the streets.  

Our staff is safe. Both our main Lamp for Haiti Health Center in Cite Soleil, as well as our ancillary second site, are intact. We are glad to report that news.  

Today we mark the “International Day of Women”. At Lamp, today especially, we stand with our sisters and our brothers in Haiti who are enduring yet another extremely difficult period. We at Lamp remain grateful for your continued friendship and involvement in this important work.  

We will continue to keep you posted as best we can.  

In solidarity,

Jim, Henry, and Kelli

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