After the earthquake a few months ago and the total failure of government since the assassination of President Moïse all in 2021, the entire country is in crisis with little or no public services. Gangs rule the capital city Port au Prince. A reported 80% of supplies shipped by conventional means are hijacked and sold on the black market. The country is in chaos and the people suffer. Hospitals are completely out of medical supplies and doctors are working for free or patients go untreated.

After a major refit our ship S/V Zeepaard is ready to sail again from Yucatán, Mexico. Our next mission is medical supplies relief to Ile a Vache, Haiti. We have a crew of 9 and almost ready to sail but need just $10,000 to complete preparations and acquire medical supplies to aid a hospital at our Haiti Base on Ile a Vache, an island in the south. After the earthquake a few months ago and the total failure of government since the assassination of President Moïse, the entire country is in crisis with no public services. WE CAN HELP THE COMMUNITY WHO KNOW US WELL. The Ile a Vache hospital is the Foundation for Hope and Health in Haiti and we have received their urgent call for supplies. The hospital has NOTHING and many are suffering without help.

We need $10,000 acquire and sail with these supplies PLEASE CLICK TO DONATE HERE ANY AMOUNT HELPS!

Medical supplies have been donated by members of the Yucatan Yacht Club, multiple hospitals in Progreso and Merida, ex-pats in the area and the Mexican Navy! See this article in the local “Diario de Yucatan”!

IRG Representative M. Altema is in direct contact with Doctor Dimy at the Ile a Vache hospital and he has sent his list of desperately needed minimum medical supplies, this is a sample of his request:

DESPERATELY NEEDED MEDICAL SUPPLIES
IRG’S SHIP ZEEPAARD READY TO SAIL TO HAITI MARCH 2022