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.
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.