||JRS a leader in Haiti relief
Washington DC, 22 January 2010 – Jesuit Refugee Service has become a leader in providing emergency food and medical aid to the suffering people of Haiti.
Fr. Kawas Francois, S.J., Coordinator of the Jesuit response to the disaster, says that as of Thursday morning, food aid from the wider international community has not reached the many of the people who need it most. However, Jesuit Refugee Service has been able to drive trucks of food and other supplies from the Dominican Republic. One has to wonder why countries are unable to duplicate the work accomplished by JRS.
“We have decided to give a little of our food aid and medicines to certain other organizations in addition to our response centers,” Fr. Francois added. This will enable more people to be provided for.
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