Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Border crossing

As we got to the border, we saw endless amounts of rice and bananas being grown. It took about 1.5 hours to cross into Haiti. First we had to go through Dominican immigration, cross a bridge, and go through Haitian immigration. Thankfully, we were able to stay on the bus the whole time and the company handled it...very handy!
As we entered into Haiti, right next to customs, we saw multiple trailer trucks loaded with what we think are relief supplies. It still seems that the Haitian government officials are impeding the entry of relief to the people. We heard that a group was chared US$5000 to get their items in. This, clearly, goes into their own pockets. Our Kids Alive truck with supplies made it in just fine and actually got a UN escort with a vehicle in front and behind of the supply truck!!

No comments: