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John O'Shea: Haiti can't survive another wave of broken promises

John O'Shea

Published 15/01/2010 | 05:00

Thousands live in flimsy hovels, many of which were immediately toppled by the quake

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WITH its hospitals in ruins and its meagre emergency services dwarfed by the scale of the crisis, Haiti is a living apocalypse.

Wounded and dying people lie moaning in the streets and the survivors are facing into a third day of sleeping in the open. The food, if there is any, is a fraction of what is required and the water is filthy. The death toll, which according to Hillary Clinton is already on a scale of the tsunami in 2004 --that claimed 200,200 lives -- is likely to rise even higher.

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