Friday 21 July 2017

Jason O'Brien: Some victims are left behind in Haiti chaos

A boy eats as he sit on his merchandise at the ruins of Petion Ville market in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, yesterday. But while food and supplies have reached the capital, survivors in towns nearby are desperately waiting for help to arrive
A boy eats as he sit on his merchandise at the ruins of Petion Ville market in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, yesterday. But while food and supplies have reached the capital, survivors in towns nearby are desperately waiting for help to arrive
Jason O'Brien

Jason O'Brien

TWO weeks on, and the whole world knows about Haiti and the devastation wreaked upon Port-au-Prince.

But not too many have heard about Gressier, a seaside city about 35km south of the capital. Not even, it seems, the Haitian government.

"This is a letter dated January 23 from the Ministry of Agriculture confirming that Gressier was not initially on the list of communities affected," the region's mayor, Paul Jean Michelet, said yesterday.

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