Posted on Thursday, January 21st, 2010 at 8:05 pm
Young boy at Concern Water distribution, who had just poured a small bucket of water over his face. Photo: Ed Kenney, Concern Worldwide
It’s 6am, I am just getting ready to go to the office: the floor starts to shake. I start to shake. The door bursts open, and my colleague asks, “Should we run?” We stare at each other. The shaking stops.
The epicentre of the aftershock today was only 35 miles away from Port-au-Prince and it measured 6.1 on the Richter scale—this only over a week after the initial hit. No one is certain of the physical damage from today’s quake, but I do know it has damaged the spirits of the people here. People whose houses remained intact had decided to move back in last night, only to be awoken by this shock. The earthquake fear and tension has increased significantly. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on Tuesday, November 10th, 2009 at 10:27 am
Putting a newly constructed well and hand pump through their paces. Maconteh Village, Tonkolili District, Sierra Leone.
I have been “off the grid” blog-wise since Mozambique, nearly three weeks ago. In the meantime I have been to Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, and Tanzania, my point of departure.
In Ethiopia, my colleague, Foundation Officer Erin Sorce blogged about all the amazing education programs we were able to visit and document in Wollo and Amhara. Ethiopia is a truly remarkable and beautiful place, a cradle of civilizations and of humanity itself.
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