Monday 5 December 2016

The response to Haiti

Published 27/01/2010 | 08:00

PAUSE for spontaneous self-congratulation over the wave of compassion at the response that followed the Haitian earthquake would still be premature, even two weeks after the disaster.

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Yesterday, UN troops and Haitian police were driven to use rubber bullets and pepper spray to maintain order.

Reports of machete fights have also been reported, as desperate people clash over who should have access to the sorely limited supply of tents.

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