Latest update: Thursday 21 January.
Tweeting from the devastation of the earthquake in Haiti, which hit the capital Port-au-Prince on Tuesday 12 January, are two World Vision staff members. Steve Matthews is from World Vision's Global Rapid Response Team (GRRT), and Magalie Boyer is World Vision Haiti's Communications Manager.
Steve and Magalie are providing regular updates on what they are seeing on the ground in Haiti. These updates are also available by following us on Twitter, at www.twitter.com/worldvisionaus.
Steve Matthews has worked in disaster communications for World Vision for over 10 years. He has been deployed to some of the decade's most devastating emergencies, such as southern Sudan in 2004 and the Gaza crisis in early 2009.
Magalie Boyer has been the director of communications, marketing, and public affairs for World Vision Haiti since March 2009. Her nearly 20 years of professional experience include positions with international businesses, the Haitian government, and Clemson University, where she taught French and business communications.
“Hotel rocked. Everyone evacuated. Surely there must be more injuries and downed buildings in Port-a-Prince." - Steve Matthews, 21 January 2010
"Watched 2 children giggle as I took their photo today. They can still laugh & play in the midst of despair. A moment of joy” - Steve Matthews, 12.00pm 19 January 2010
"First shipment of supplies has arrived overnight from World Vision Denver warehouse so will be up scaling distribution." - Steve Matthews, 12.15pm 17 January 2010
"Day 4. Situation is changing. City which was rather calm and uncongested in first 2 days is now chaotic and crammed." - Steve Matthews, 11.50am 17 January 2010
"Just arrived at airport. 5 times the media of yesterday." - Steve Matthews, 9.00am 16 January 2010
"The main priority right now needs to be emergency shelter." - Magalie Boyer, 12.00pm 15 January 2010
"It is not a pretty piture. Very sad. And could become scary." - Magalie Boyer, 12.00pm 15 January 2010
"Please pray for Haiti -- the city of PaP is really starting to look like a war zone" - Magalie Boyer, 12.00pm 15 January 2010
"2 more hospitals today. First impression on the ground. Real bad" - Steve Matthews, 11.00am 15 January 2010
"With WV Haiti - now distributing supplies to hospitals in PaP. Distributed to 7 hospitals yesterday. 2 more today." - Steve Matthews, 11.00am 15 January 2010
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