Survivors Stream into Cap-Haitian as MFK Continues Making Medika Mamba
As predicted, the second wave of this crisis is hitting Haiti. While the epicenter of the quake may have been near Port-au-Prince, the after-effects are putting an incredible strain on the entire country. Dr. Pat Wolff and others from the MFK team are on the ground in Cap-Haitian, approximately 150 miles north of Port-au-Prince. Their updates share a story of streets teeming with refugees, a lack fuel, no electricity and no services for the hungry.
“They are shipping thousands of earthquake survivors from Port-au-Prince to Cap-Haitian,” Pat Wolff said in an email. “Cap-Haitian’s soccer stadium has now become a refugee camp. I’ve never seen anything like this in my career.”
Yes, we have challenges (the now-destroyed port perhaps being the biggest), but the heart of our day-to-day operations remains the same. Just as we did before January 12, we’re working with the local farmers to source our peanuts, we’re manufacturing the Medika Mamba in our Haitian plant, and we’re getting our product into the hands of our partners and saving the lives of malnourished children. Because we believe that “business as usual” (if there is such a thing after an event like this) is key to Haiti’s recovery.