John O'Shea: Haiti can't survive another wave of broken promises
Published 15/01/2010 | 05:00
Thousands live in flimsy hovels, many of which were immediately toppled by the quake
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.