The disaster in Haiti

United States
January 27, 2010 7:06pm CST
A girl I work with told us the other day that her boyfriend is Haitian and that his brother was going to Haiti to bring his daughter to the US. Apparently the US has allowed this because of the certain circumstances. Do you feel that it is safe to do that? I don't know the terms of what they will need to do and all. It's really sad because she was telling me that he said it stinks so bad there because of the bodies and the heat and that all 14 people in his daughter's house died from the Earthquake, and she is the only survivor. She was stuck in ruble for days. I think she said that the daughter is only 7 years old. He has to camp outside for days in line in order to get to his daughter and bring her home. It's a very unfortunate incident that occured there...God bless everyone.
5 responses
• United States
28 Jan 10
It is so sad! And if it were up to me I would open this house to orphans from the disaster in Haiti. But it's not up to me..I'm a 21 year old student living with my parents...soooo, all I can do now is donate. And I have a lot of clothes that I can donate right now. I am happy he's allowed to bring his daughter home!
@teamrose (1499)
• United States
28 Jan 10
It is all so sad and really a remarkable thing he is doing. Like you, I would open my home if I could to the children. I don't know how one gos about getting a refugee or 2 here to help. A lot of money is being thrown over there, but right now I think they need things like doctors and nurses.
• United States
28 Jan 10
Well I wish him the best and I hope that he returns back to the US with his daughter safe. Right now things are pretty hard over there in Haiti and I don't think anyone is safe. The aid that is supposed to be sent over is taking a long time and it's hard to put everything back in order. I heard that a prison got destroyed and everyone in there is outside. So that right there makes things even more dangerous for those people, especially since most of them have to sleep outdoors and on the floor. I really hope that help arrives faster than it is arriving now because these people need so much help to put everything back together. This will take some time of course but with everyone helping out wherever they can I think that Hatiti will bounce right back. I wish your friend's boyfriend's brother the best and I hope that nothing happens to him or his daugther.
• United States
28 Jan 10
From what I know, there is only one port available because the other one is blocked or something of that sort and that is why it's taking so long. Then you have the bad people taking the food and beating people up for it, etc. It was already a not so terrific place to begin with so this is terrifying. Yes, the prison was destroyed. It's crazy, so sad.
• Philippines
28 Jan 10
I dont try to read news about Haiti anymore,not that i dont care, but its just that the situation there is tooo horrible, and i cant do anything to help but offer prayers. The world is dying, Mother Nature is so mad, and all of us are helpless in her hands. We just pray for those in power and has access to this poor island, that they have all the wisdom and compassion to offer help on behalf of the whole world. Yes,God Bless us all.
@getnbuy (1314)
• United States
28 Jan 10
I hope he can get her. what a mess it is over there.It would be a good thing if the Haitain government would allow the newly orphaned children to come to the US and be adopted. I am sure they would all be taken in at once. I know many people who would like to adopt. I would if I wasn't so old!
@MJay101 (711)
28 Jan 10
I don't think Haiti is the safest place in the world just now... I think there are a lot of desperate people who might lash out, if aid is slow to arrive, or if the presence of so many (well fed and watered) troops becomes oppressive. I admire your friend's boyfriend's brother (!!), though - that's quite a brave thing to do. I hope he's all right.