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Dear Friends of Haiti,

The quality of life in Haiti is increasingly desperate - today for every 10,000 Haitians only one has access to a physician. The U.S. government is still leading the international community in withholding $500 million in humanitarian aid from the Haitian government, and the situation in Haiti is rapidly deteriorating. In a recent report from the Central Plateau in Haiti, Dr. Paul Farmer writes:

"I have worked for almost 20 years in Haiti and have seen U.S. aid flow smoothly and generously during the years of Duvalier dictatorship and the military juntas that followed. As a U.S. physician, I believe it shameful that the current embargo has been enforced during the tenure of a democratically elected government. Such policies are both unjust and a cause of great harm to the Haitian population, particularly to those living in poverty."

You are receiving this letter and packet because you have endorsed the Let Haiti Live! Campaign, or have expressed interest in learning more about it to get involved. This packet includes several pieces which can help you be a participant, and these pieces can be duplicated to share with your members, family, friends and community.

Congresswoman Barbara Lee's resolution to release humanitarian aid to Haiti (H.Con.Res. 382) now has 52 supporters - but this isn't enough! One of the targets of this campaign is to pressure Congressional representatives to support the resolution, which is now in committee. In this packet you will find:

Thank you for your continued support of the Haitian people through the Let Haiti Live! Campaign. For more information, please visit our website: www.quixote.org/haiti or send an email to haiti@quixote.org.

For a more just world,

Melinda Miles and Andrew White
on behalf of Haiti Reborn staff