Sr. Danielle, the head of the community here, had a week long meeting in Port-au-Prince and was supposed to fly out of Cap-Haitien. She went on Monday- the airport was closed. She ventured out on Tuesday and ran into the protestors. She was forced to get out of the car and walk to the airport. Men filled the streets. Their eyes were full of rage and their hands ready to strike. Fire and broken glass bottles lined the streets (the people’s choice of weapon). After four hours of being on the street, she was able to make it out just in time before the fighting began.

The cause of the fighting- might be political but also the fear and frustration brought with Cholera. But, the fighting only worsens the conditions- more unsanitary conditions, the hospitals are closed, transportation is halted to the biggest, functioning city.

Sr. Danielle said at the end we have to pray because fighting in Haiti never lasts only for a day.


About biffy317

This blog is about my year in Haiti. I came here not speaking the language, not having a clear idea of what I will be doing to a small, impoverished country in the middle of a crisis. Haitians have A LOT of sayings and one of them is Piti gren fe gro pie bwa, which means a little seed makes a big tree. I hope that my time here will be fruitful and also to participate and observe as Haiti grows and flourishes as well. Seeds need a lot of time, a good foundation, and help from others to grow.
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