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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Hurricane Sandy's forgotten victims: Haiti and Cuba

Editor's Note: The UN is once again appealing for funds to rebuild Haiti, while no one can account for the billions and billions that were raised for rebuilding Haiti after the devastating 2010 earthquake. Haiti has seen little or no rebuilding over the last almost 3 years since that quake. But the UN will happily take more money from you as will the Red Cross and United Way and.... beware of wolves who come to you in Charitable Organization clothing!
Hurricane Sandy’s toll in the Caribbean amounts to at least 69 dead, thousands homeless and few funds available to rebuild. Yet unlike the US, which enjoys extensive mass media coverage, the Caribbean carnage remains largely behind the scenes.
Sandy took the lives of 52 people in Haiti, 11 in Cuba, two in the Bahamas, two in the Dominican Republic, one in Jamaica and one in Puerto Rico.
In light of the difficulty to rebuild in some of the impoverished areas of the Caribbean, especially Haiti, the United Nations will be appealing for emergency aid.
"Haiti is trying to get its house in order, but each time disaster strikes, the progress is interrupted," head of the UN's office for the co-ordination of humanitarian affairs Johan Peleman told The Guardian. "This country is exposed to devastating consequences by each storm. With every burst of rain, entire mountains are washed away."
Heavy rains from Hurricane Sandy causes the Croix de Mission river to swell to levels that threaten to flood the homes along its bank in Port-au-Prince October 25, 2012. (Reuters/Swoan Parker)
Continue Reading: Other side of Sandy: Caribbean devastation (PHOTOS) — RT

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