Immediate help for the victims of Haiti and Malawi
20.01.2010 / Schweiz
The devastating earthquake that struck Haiti and the violent series of earthquakes in Malawi have brought death and destruction. People are desperate. Emergency aid is given by the New Apostolic Church of Switzerland through its charity
It is hard to imagine what is happening in Port-Au-Prince, the capital of Haiti. The magnitude of the earthquake and destruction are hard to understand. Help for Haiti is slow in making its progress and remains difficult due to the destroyed infrastructure.
Drinking water and food could finally be distributed in the capital Port-au-Prince at the weekend. People are desperate and hungry; there is not enough food for everybody. The rescue of survivors is difficult and the aid does not reach all who need it. Even experienced disaster volunteers were shocked by the extent of destruction and the number of victims. The chaos was "worse than the tsunami" which in 2004 devastated large parts of South-East Asia. There are approximately 2000 New Apostolic Christians living in Haiti
A strong series of earthquakes also struck Southeast African State of Malawi where more lives were lost. The quake reached a magnitude 6.0 and hit the Karonga region in the North of the country. Buildings, including schools, were destroyed and thousands made homeless. These have to now endure awful conditions on top of which they find themselves in the rainy season having to suffer the damp and lack of services.
The Charitable Foundation of the New Apostolic Church of Switzerland aided with a donation of CHF 125’000. to both countries, which also included help being sent via a Swiss organisation