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Hurricanes’ Toll on Haiti: Massive!

Hurricane Hanna

This communiqué from Médecins sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) underscores once again the severity of the damages that hurricanes Fay, Gustav, Hanna and Ike inflicted on Haiti.

On Tuesday, September 30, MSF teams managed to reach Mamont, a set of villages southeast of Gonaives in the Artibonite region, with an original population of about 17,000 people that had been totally isolated for the last four weeks. They found the village still partially submerged with water spilling over from a lake lately formed by the tropical storms. The population is cut from all major towns, the road being also immersed by the lake. The population has been without clean water, sufficient food or medical care for weeks.

You can click on the MSF communiqué to read more about the thousands of villagers that have been stranded for the last four weeks.

This is a disaster that calls on all people of good will, Haitian and non-Haitian alike, to help Haiti recover from this nightmare that could not have
come at a worse time as the global economy is rocked by the near collapse of the US financial system.

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