Since yesterday morning (January 24), Haiti has been rocked by back-to-back earthquakes. The first 5.3-magnitude quake occurred two miles south-southeast of Anse-à-Veau, sending Haitians into the streets of Les Cayes. Les Cayes is still in recovery from the 7+ magnitude quake which devastated that area on August 14, and Haitian homeopaths have been traveling by whatever means possible to this area and provide care at mobile clinics.
A second tremor on January 24, registering 5.1 magnitude was centered about 2.5miles west-southwest of Petite Rivière de Nippes, 106 km. from Port-au-Prince.
Haitian homeopaths report that in addition to 2 deaths, 50+ injuries and 782 homes destroyed, the people are traumatized. "They are afraid to go into their homes," reports Dr. Joey Prosper.
The HWB-trained team of Haitian Homeopaths will do a follow-up clinic in Port Salut area this weekend and are making preparations to go to this new earthquake zone possibly as soon as Monday. Clinical directors, Dr. Joey Prosper and Israel Joseph, RNP, know all too well what another traumatic event means for these communities. They want to get a team there as soon as possible.