UN chief sees dangers up-close in Haiti quake camp-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is in Haiti to investigate a shortage of shelter and increased violence in Haiti’s teeming earthquake camps.

Ban’s four-hour visit Sunday is his second since the Jan. 12 earthquake ravaged the Caribbean nation, killing more than 200,000 people and leaving 1.3 million homeless.

His first stop is a sprawling tent city behind a country club that became a U.S. Army base after the disaster.

Tens of thousands of people there are at risk for floods and landslides as the rainy season approaches.

Only half Haiti’s post-quake homeless have received a tent or plastic sheets for protection from deluges.

The U.N. leader is scheduled to meet with President Rene Preval.



The headline makes it sound as though he had visited the front lines in Iraq  as mortar shells reigned down  with machines guns sweeping his choppers landing zone!!

Exactly what dangers did he see up close, other than disease, infection and hunger??

Let’s be serious, a  4 hour visit doesn’t give time for anything, even with a helicopter ride to and from the airport.   His time on the ground spent surrounded by UN brownnosers, trying to be included in the photographs, and security people. Hardly the way to get a real feel of things.

Secretary Ban must get higher per diem if he visits places for a few moments.

The concept of a four hour visit is an insult to Haiti and its people.

Next time, ask for a videotape and I will send it to him at his headquarters in New York.


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1 thought on “UN chief sees dangers up-close in Haiti quake camp-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

  1. I totally agree with you, four hours are not enough to show Mr.Ban the reality of what is happening right now in Haiti. The Haitian’s government is not only responsable for the failure of our politic system. Haiti has always been a place where the international community or the NGO wanted to help. The U.N. and many other NGO were already in Haiti even before the earthquake ruined our political, socio-economic system. It is obvious that the NGO and the government in Haiti have failed to achieve their mission. The problem results to the malfunction of the authority in Haiti. We are all misguided by our leaders. In fact, we are trapped in a predicament where we have to choose the lesser of two evils. Are we still going to wait for these castles that the government promised us to build in the air or to continue to let these spectators comments on a movie that they are producing?

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