Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Aid groups based in Haiti are struggling to find staff members while delivering what aid they can. Partners in Health, a nonprofit that provides medical care, has set up a temporary field hospital. Based two hours from Port-au-Prince, the organization's facilities were shaken but not damaged and all their workers are safe. The Red Cross has already distributed what supplies it had in its Port-au-Prince office, which was destroyed in the quake. Only 3 of its 15 staff members had been found by Wednesday afternoon. Save the Children was also trying to account for the safety of its staff - 36 of 58 had been found. The organizations are all requesting help while trying to do what they can. See the article in the Chronicle of Philanthropy.