Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Not Haiti again...

AP/REUTERS
Before and After photos of the presidential palace in Port au Prince, Haiti

It bothers me that we wait until an event such as this devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti occurs, before we rush in relief aid and assistance. Haiti, which in geographical terms is a close neighbour of the world's wealthiest country is ignored for much of the rest of the time, except by aid agencies and the US authorites when threatened by what is perceived as an influx of Haitian migrants desperate for the chance of a better life..

How unfair this world can be. Considering that is was not that long ago that this country suffered from severe floods, it seems that it is the poorest and therefore the weakest that Nature targets for the harshest treatment...

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