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Saturday, January 16, 2010

haiti - torn asunder

the population of haiti is approx 9.7 million.
nearly 100,000 people are feared to have died from the massive earthquake of Jan 12.
thats 1% of the population eliminated in a few seconds (and another 3-4% rendered homeless and destitute, it is devastating).
like banda aceh from dec 2004 (5 years later, banda aceh seems to have moved on).

and when the affected include decision makers, then chaos is inevitable...

1 comment:

Unknown said...

An excellent account on US's responsibility for the way things have been, and are today, in Haiti.
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/01/14-2