A Haitian bakery and the breadfruit tree

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Jérémie is a town with a population of around 97,000. It is a lovely seaside town on the peninsula of south-west Haiti – that long toe that sticks out at the western end of the island of Hispaniola, very close to our island, Jamaica. It is the capital of the Department of Grand’Anse.

The centre of the town of Jérémie, Department of Grand’Anse, Haiti. Photo: Bruno Le Bansais – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=12880116

Jérémie and Les Cayes were badly damagedby a 7.2-magnitude earthquake on August 14. Buildings collapsed and people were caught under the wreckage. Sadly, the earthquake also affected the beautiful, forested Pic Macaya, the nearby National Park named after the second highest mountain in Haiti, causing landslides. Up until a week ago, according to reports, rescue operations were going on to pick up survivors in that area.

Nearly 5,000 residents still suffering from the…

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