[Olpc-open] riots in haiti

Timothy Falconer timothy at immuexa.com
Thu Apr 10 19:45:43 EDT 2008

Hi everyone,

Just heard from Mercy & Sharing, our partners in Haiti.  The children  
and staff are safe, though they have only enough food and medicine  
for about a week.   The markets have been closed in Port-Au-Prince,  
so this could become a concern.  Emile said earlier today that he  
feels things will get better soon because of the peacekeepers.   
Everyone's taking it day by day.


On Apr 10, 2008, at 3:19 PM, Timothy Falconer wrote:

> Hi John,
> I'm waiting to hear from the school to learn of the children in our  
> pilot.  I just got off the phone with Emile, our chief mentor in  
> Haiti, who is staying in the countryside until things come down.   
> Our pilot is effectively on hold due to safety concerns.   I'll  
> update you when I hear more about the children, who are close to  
> the area of the protests.
> For those that don't know ... here are two YouTube videos that  
> should catch your attention:
> Crowds in the streets:
> http://youtube.com/watch?v=FK9mskqzKcg
> Peacekeepers with rubber bullets outside the presidential palace:
> http://youtube.com/watch?v=JPYBEJnsb0M
> Take care,
> Tim
> --
> Timothy Falconer
> Waveplace Foundation
> http://waveplace.com
> 610-797-3100
> On Apr 10, 2008, at 10:27 AM, John Kintree wrote:
>> Two of the XO laptops that my wife, daughter, and I donated
>> went to children in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  At least four people
>> have been killed in Haiti recently during riots over rapidly
>> rising food prices.  We are concerned for the safety of those
>> children.
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