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International aid agencies have warned that Haitians are dying needlessly amid "utter chaos" in the organisation of relief efforts after last week's devastating earthquake. Some have called for the US to take direct control over the rescue operation, while others have said the Americans are part of the problem.
A week into the disaster, aid has failed to reach most Haitians amid logistical confusion and disputes over priorities as the population grows ever more desperate.
Asked how many avoidable deaths had been caused by the delays, he said that hundreds of critical lifesaving operations had been delayed by two days
"We are talking about septicaemia. The morgues in the hospitals are full," he said.
I can't get all my trucks in from the Dominican Republic because I have no guarantee that the people driving them are not going to be macheted to death on the way down. I can't let my doctors and nurses out on the street of Port-au-Prince."
Originally posted by JIMC5499
I also remember the pictures of people wading through chest deep water carrying flat screen televisions, beer, booze and other things that had nothing to do with their survival. Do you really want to go there?
Originally posted by ModernAcademia
reply to post by deadline527
That is so unfair
You create a jungle you will create animals
don't blame the animals in the end
I see the word looters everywhere left and right
I remember during Katrina they said looters broke into a grocery store, then another one said a good caucasian hungry family luckily found a store to take food from.
It's disgusting and you people are a falling for it.
[edit on 19-1-2010 by ModernAcademia]
Originally posted by wylekat
I can see a DARN good reason to be getting booze/ beer in a place that's flooded. If you cant find bottled water, beer can suffice in the short term- and booze can be used as an anesthetic/ antiseptic. Flat screen tvs? hmph. In a disaster- a projection screen, or a projector unit would be on my 'grab list. Why? They contain lenses and mirrors that can be used for signaling, starting a fire, ect.