Haiti now really is hell on earth
THE scale of death and destruction in the wake of the Haiti earthquake is almost unimaginable. Pictures and words only barely manage to convey the sense and extent of horror and devastation.
In a country where three out of every four live below the poverty line (on less than $2 a day) and where malnutrition kills a child each day, those who have survived can hardly be blamed for believing they are living through hell on earth.
One-third of the country's 9.8 million people live in the capital Port-au-Prince.