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International Forum Discuss Haiti earthquake: thousands feared dead at the Political Forums; Originally Posted by hussein Pretty precarious position I guess. I suppose you either relocate the Haitians or just keep on ...

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Pretty precarious position I guess. I suppose you either relocate the Haitians or just keep on trying to move forward with their lives.
Those natives I've met across the country who were relocated during Katrina say it's the best thing ever happened to them and they will never go back...
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Those natives I've met across the country who were relocated during Katrina say it's the best thing ever happened to them and they will never go back...
And the people that were originally living in those locations where the people from New Orleans relocated say it's the worst thing ever happened to them and wished they go back...
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I think this is fair enough. In such situations, it is all too easy, and it most certainly has happened before, where a large proportion of the money intended for the needy in such disasters is siphoned off by the greedy and corrupt.
Good Point but where to locate them? As the weather in Haiti is messing with homeless camps...

[Qoute] Rain and mud pours over Haiti's quake homeless......

By PAISLEY DODDS and JONATHAN M. KATZ, Associated Press Writers Paisley Dodds And Jonathan M. Katz, Associated Press Writers Ė 1 hr 32 mins ago

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti Ė A heavy downpour sent the throngs living beside Haiti's shattered national palace cowering under tarps early Thursday as the rush of water made much of the camp of earthquake victims impassable ó an ominous foretaste of the rainy season to some.

Amputees struggled to maneuver through mud on crutches and wheelchairs.

Many in the makeshift tent cities housing nearly 600,000 people in Haiti's capital still live without even plastic tarps, which the international community is trying to get to everyone by May 1.

So when the rain comes, bed sheets spread on sticks as protection from the sun quickly get soaked and people move in temporarily with neighbors who have waterproof tents. The lucky actually have beds off the ground.

"It's hard to keep my kids clean. There's too much rain, too much dirt," said Joseph Dukens, 25, at the camp beside the national palace.

He pointed to his baby daughter, who had her leg amputated below her hip. "It's only going to get worse."

The government, aid groups and foreign governments have been wrangling for five weeks over how to housing earthquake survivors, but neither the weather nor the people are waiting.

Makeshift camps have hardened into shantytowns, adding a new dimension to the capital's teeming slum life with an extra helping of disease, hunger and misery brought on by the Jan. 12 disaster, which killed more than 200,000 people.

While the camps blossomed, officials debated what to do with the 1.2 million people left homeless by the disaster nationwide.

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Meanwhile eight of the 10 American missionaries detained while trying to take 33 Haitian children into the Dominican Republic without adoption certificates arrived in Miami late Wednesday night.

The two remaining detainees, Laura Silsby and Charisa Coulter, went to a Port-au-Prince courthouse on Thursday to be questioned by the judge but Judge Bernard Saint-Vil said he had to cancel the session because the translator didn't show up.

"Everything is going well," Silsby told reporters, though she added, "I don't know the exact day we are going to be free."

Coulter, who has diabetes and was taken to a hospital the previous day, said she was feeling better.

Defense lawyer Aviol Fleurant said the judge rescheduled the questioning for Friday and was seeking to arrange a visit to the orphanage that Silsby, the missionary group's leader, had hastily arranged in Cabarete in the Dominican Republic.[/Quote]

Rain and mud pours over Haiti's quake homeless - Yahoo! News
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This is such a great resource that you are providing and you give it away for free. I love seeing websites that understand the value of providing a quality resource for free. Itís the old what goes around comes around routine.
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