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Brown is the Color of Rain: Guest Blog by Anthony Kilbride

EkoLakay client carrying waste containers through flood waters. Photo courtesy of Centre Impact These are strange times if you’re a raindrop. Gone are the days when you could predict your falling, or your freezing, but also the hardness and hygiene of your landing. Around the world, raindrops are finding themselves land on harder and dirtier surfaces, as we urbanize and impermeabilize our landscape, but also neglect to invest in the environmental health systems which keep us, and our raindrops, clean and safe.   All of us in this global village are reminded of this fact from time to time. Whether a community is rich or poor, urban or rural, ...

Heavy Rains, Heavy Hearts

Heavy rains last Saturday flooded much of the city of Cap-Haitien, leaving people wading in water and debris up to their waists. The water was unusually slow to drain as the ocean inlet was partially blocked by construction for a new bridge. Brown opaque water filled the alleyways and houses, carrying clothes, bottles, plastic bags and other trash, and personal belongings. Men and women trudged through, carrying their babies and toddlers to stop them from drinking the foul water or drowning in it. Even the smallest of open wounds exposed to contaminated water increased the chances of disease transmission and infection. Water from wells became contam...

Tèt Chaje! Lapli A Poko Jamn Fin Tonbe. Our Hearts Are Broken. The Rain Doesn't Stop.

Today was a sunny day in Port-au-Prince and the SOIL office there celebrated the arrival of new office chickens, but the rains kept pouring down in northern Haiti and Cap-Haitien's streets are flooding. Due to poor internet connection it took us most of the day to get these photos and videos uploaded. A Shada visit revealed flooded walkways, houses, and a lot of people bucketing water out of places where it shouldn't be. The adjacent river was higher than we have ever seen it, even making it's way to doorsteps across the way. Theo Huitema, our dear Regional Director, asks the world to please take note of the conditions in Cap-Haitien and pray for ...