Prédestin Hérard is president of the Evangelical Baptist Association of Churches of Haiti, which operates My Father’s House orphanage in Port-au-Prince. He sends the following ministry update.

The Evangelical Baptist Association of Churches of Haiti is in urgent need of help to secure food, medicine, and other basic necessities for more than 700 desperately poor and vulnerable children and families in Haiti.

Following the assassination of the country’s president last week, not only is the country hurtling towards a full-blown constitutional crisis, but the criminal and gang violence has, according to the local observers, only worsened. During the second half of June, well before the president’s assassination, more than 8,000 people had fled their homes to escape the gang violence.

Additionally, earlier this year the humanitarian needs overview analysis in Haiti revealed that more than 4.4 million Haitians (40 percent of the population) will require humanitarian assistance in 2021. This was before the president was assassinated last Tuesday morning, creating a new crisis and exacerbating the already dire situation. The people grow more and more fearful due to the volatile security situation and border closures, which block food and fuel deliveries.

Currently we anticipate a significant risk to supply chains of food, medicine, fuel, and other basic necessities.

The Evangelical Baptist Association of Churches of Haiti needs to secure food, medicine, and other basic necessities. COVID-19 is just now hitting the country hardest, with thousands falling ill and dying daily. Without food, already compromised immune systems will not be able to survive COVID-19.

Prédestin Hérard
Association des Eglises Evangeliques Baptiste Fondamentale d’ Haiti
Petion Ville, Haiti