In Haiti, need is overwhelming, but some politicians’ charity rings false

Hundreds of Haitian earthquake victims desperately lined up for hot meals delivered to a sweltering makeshift camp this past week, fighting over — and scooping from the muddy ground — rice and chicken that spilled from plastic food containers. The scarce containers bore a printed message: “Courtesy of Senator Franky Exius.” The 7.2-magnitude earthquake that … Read more

‘Everyone was crying’: Grieving Haitians bury their dead a week after quake

Families gathered in villages in southwestern Haiti this weekend for church and funeral services a week after an earthquake battered the region, killing more than 2,200 people and destroying tens of thousands of buildings. The collapse of churches in some of the worst-affected towns and villages of the impoverished Caribbean nation left residents to grieve … Read more

Donors send quake aid to Haiti, but for how long?

The urgent pleas for donations to help Haiti cope with last Saturday’s magnitude 7.2 quake began almost immediately. Charities reported an initial outpouring of generosity for a poor country that has long depended on philanthropic aid. But the longer-term outlook for securing the billions of dollars needed — not only to rebuild but also for … Read more

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