Saturday 16 December 2017

Haiti needs a unified response

THE response of the international community to the Haiti earthquake has been described as an inexcusable, massive man-made disaster. Inspirational human interest stories about miraculous escapes from the rubble cannot disguise the fact that rescue attempts on a country-wide scale are a shambles.

John O'Shea's Goalies may be holding their ground, but the wider perception is that the various aid groups and military contingents are behaving like teams of little boys, all aimlessly chasing the same ball at the same time.

A proliferation of groups are raising funds and doing their best to deliver aid, but the world is simply failing to get enough food and water to the hungry and thirsty.

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