Thursday 8 December 2016

Heed the message of devastated Haiti

Published 16/01/2010 | 05:00

Even in its hour of utter devastation, Haiti, the western hemisphere's poorest country, teaches the rest of the world some valuable truths.

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This Caribbean island nation of nine million people has right now a third of its population cut off from basic supplies of food, water, medicine or shelter.

In the blink of an eye, an earthquake has buried a capital city of three million people under rubble -- with an eventual death toll that may be between 100,000 and 500,000. Just like that.

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