AMERICA/HAITI - Camillian missionary: "Every time we save a human life we give a sense to our life"

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 missionaries  


Jérémie (Agenzia Fides) - After hurricane Matthew on the island of Haiti, and in particular the town of Jérémie, the collection of sending food and medicines to meet the emergency continues. This is what Father Antonio Menegon, MI told Fides, who along with Fr. Massimo Miraglio, who works in the Camillian mission of Jérémie, have planned important projects to give concrete answers to the population.
Among these there is the restoration of mobile clinics to give relief to the hinterland populations that are most affected, by means of a first phase distribution of drugs and vaccines and a second phase of assistance. There is also the plan to build villages to give a home to families that the hurricane took away and the reconstruction of an old people’s home. "What is important - continues the missionary - is the construction of wells for drinking water, to restore what was destroyed by the hurricane in our mission".
"There are many children who died during the fury of the hurricane, many others will die from cholera due to lack of drinking water; their life belongs to us, they are our children. The good we do them we do it first of all to ourselves, because every time we save even one human life we give a sense to our own life". (AM/AP) (Agenzia Fides 30/11/2016)