Officials with GoServ Global concerned about the situation in Haiti

Officials with GoServ Global say their frustration level is growing over the situation in Haiti.

The organization was co-founded in 2011 by missionary Terry Baxter and Iowa farmer Ken DeYoung following a devastating earthquake in Haiti in 2010. GoServ Global now provides essential humanitarian aid to the most vulnerable communities in several countries.

DeYoung tells Radio on the Go News they support operations in the southwestern part of Haiti.

"We've been able to keep the school going, our hospital, birthing center, those kinds of things going fairly well. But the biggest issue for us and the orphanage that we support is the availability of food and fuel and that kind of thing. The gangs have shut the road off going from Port-au-Prince to Les Cayes, and so we haven't been able to get many supplies. There's some food available, but it's
at a 10x price of what it was six months ago."

DeYoung and Baxter have both flown supplies into Haiti.

"You get to the point of desperation where it's next to impossible. I've got a container of food setting in Port-au-Prince right now, been there for several weeks that we can't get up there. And even for me to fly in supplies into Les Cayes and I haven't been able to get clearance to go in there since this whole shutdown happened, but even if I can, the desperation sets into the point you don't hardly dare show up with plane load of food, everybody will know what it is."

GoServe Global is in the process of moving from Eagle Grove to Ankeny.

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