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Video: Three videos from food delivery to a Haitian hospital

Haiti, February 2, 2010

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    Photo: Roger Burks/Mercy Corps

Just a little more than a week ago, we helped procure and deliver 15 metric tons of food for Port-au-Prince's beleaguered main hospital. Now, for more than a week, hospital patients — most of whom are sick or injured earthquake survivors, including dozens of children — have had nutritious hot meals delivered bedside by caring staff and volunteers.

It's the first time in years that the hospital has been able to cook for patients. Our team in Port-au-Prince is committed to helping the hospital continue to make this happen.

I took a few videos of the day we delivered these food supplies to the hospital, beginning with loading of the truck at an enormous warehouse, and — because Internet connectivity is sporadic in Haiti — have just now posted them online. You can watch them on Mercy Corps' YouTube channel. Here are the individual videos:

1. Loading the truck at the food supplier's warehouse:



2. Unloading the truck outside the hospital's kitchen:



3. Walking around one of the hospital's many makeshift wards:


I hope this gives you some sense of the process of getting and delivering food in Haiti, as well as an idea of how things look there. Thank you for your ongoing support, and we'll continue to update you on our work to help Haitian earthquake survivors.