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Haiti Emergency Response

The crisis in Haiti is dire. Violence and political instability have plunged the nation into a humanitarian catastrophe. Over 2 million people urgently need food, clean water, fuel, and electricity. Millions are on the brink of famine. The people of Haiti desperately need our prayers, and immediate action, to survive this unending nightmare.

Just a few hundred miles from Miami, this tragedy spans across multiple deeply rooted humanitarian crises:

Political upheaval: Three years of political instability have set the stage for unrest, violent protests, and armed gangs seizing control of the capital, plunging the nation into unimaginable chaos.

Violence: In the last few weeks, gang violence has reached an extreme. Armed groups have escalated attacks, leading to a surge in assault, kidnapping, and killing. These groups, responsible for attacks on public institutions (including banks, prisons, and airports), have violently taken control of much of the capital, Port-au-Prince.

Catastrophic Humanitarian Emergency: The violence has destroyed homes and displaced over 300,000 innocent civilians. Many are fleeing for their lives to seek refuge in other communities. But with gangs controlling the city’s water, electric, and fuel supply, the Haitian people desperately need food, clean water, and other basic life necessities to survive. “Eating is now a luxury,” says our FH staff on the ground.

160,000

people fled Port-au-Prince

362,000

internally displaced people

Half of the population

is in need of humanitarian assistance

Thank God, our teams are already positioned on the ground to respond urgently to the disaster. But the number of people to whom we can rush food and other life-saving supplies depends on the generosity of caring friends like you. There isn’t a moment to lose: Please give generously right now to get emergency aid to children and families fighting for their lives in this unprecedented humanitarian disaster.

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Gift Policy:
You may send small, flat paper-based items that can fit into a standard #10 size envelope, have a value of less than $5 dollars and weigh less than 4 ounces. We ask that you send small, flat items of this size because shipping is expensive and even small gift items can cause issues clearing customs.
You can send postcards or photographs, however, we ask that you visit here for more details about culturally appropriate guidelines for photos and other images. Please write the child’s ID # on the back of each item that you enclose with your letter to ensure that it reaches him/her.
 
Best gifts to send your sponsored child:
  • Paper dolls
  • Postcards
  • Pictures of yourself or family
  • Sports cards, individual cards (baseball, soccer, football)
  • Stickers (flat, paper-based, only a few at a time)
  • Paper-based simple bookmarks, stationery, drawing, or writing paper (single sheets)
  • Coloring pages (single sheets, not books)
  • Please do NOT send:
  • Monetary gifts
  • Liquids, candy, or food
  • Batteries or magnets
Please note, all items should be compliant with airline transport and safety regulations. Gifts that don’t meet the gift policy will be donated to a local Christian non-profit organization in Phoenix, Arizona, that works with low-income families. We will not be able to return them.