Haiti 2010 Earthquake Response

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U.N. troops ignored cries for help

Cries for help from people digging for survivors in collapsed buildings were drowned out by the roar of heavy-duty engines as the [U.N.] troops plowed through Port-au-Prince without stopping to join rescue efforts, much less lead them.

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Hospitals in Haiti charge patients for donated medicine

Currently, Haiti has about 90 public, private hospitals and field hospitals.  They depend on the United Nations for supplies of medicine, which it provides without charge.  But, about a dozen of the hospitals are charging patients for donated medicine, and care. Read more…

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