A portrait of a group carrying supplies after the earthquake in SOS Children's Village Santo, Haiti.
The SOS Children's Villages and Red Cross co-workers setting up a medical tent for in the SOS Children's Villages Santo after the Haiti earthquake.
The SOS Children's Villages and Red Cross co-workers setting up a medical tent for in the SOS Children's Villages Santo after the Haiti earthquake. Michelle Obama visted Haiti on 13th April.
This was her first trip to the country since the earthquake on the 12th January. I read about this in the Guardian at http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/apr/13/michelle-obama-visits-haiti-unannounced. The last sentence in this article read "As Obama walked out of sight, a child with a kite shouted, unprompted: "We don't need Michelle; we need to eat." This statement leads to the question: how is the long term Aid in Haiti progressing? Not just from SOS Children's villages -- but from Aid agencies in the country as a whole.
Well one thing is that our SOS Schools in Haiti have opened. SOS has reunited 33 orphans with their families, and we have even started a campaign for all UK charities to guarantee they will make no deductions for donations to Haiti -- which is exactly what we can guarantee. Here is a useful summary of the help SOS Children's Villages has provided in Haiti, with figures that show the scale of the problem.