Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Link of the Day: A terrible article about the appalling condition of Haitians: Nine monhts after the quake a million Haitians slowly dying

“The Associated Press reports only 2 percent of the rubble has been removed and only 13,000 temporary shelters have been constructed. Not a single cent of the US aid pledged for rebuilding has arrived in Haiti. In the last few days the US pledged it would put up 10 percent of the billion dollars in reconstruction aid promised. Only 15 percent of the aid pledged by countries and organizations around the world has reached the country so far.”

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  1. On top of this, the UN or aid workers brought cholera to Haiti - a strain unseen there before; a strain from Southeast Asia:

    UN Troops May Have Carried Cholera Strain to Haiti

    As Haiti struggles to avert a new disaster, Haitians and U.S. public health experts are warning that U.N. troops may in fact be responsible for the deadly cholera outbreak. The strain of the disease matches strains found in Southeast Asia, and a Nepalese contingent is based near the infected Artibonite River. Experts say the strain is uncharacteristic of Haiti and the Caribbean but closely matches the Nepalese troops’ home region.