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Our Neighbors in Haiti Have Also Been Strongly Impacted By Hurricane Sandy

As we respond to the impact of Hurricane Sandy and the subsequent inland storm here in the United States, we should also recall our neighbors in Haiti who have also been adversely impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

(Above–Hurricane Sandy over the Caribbean on October 24.)

From The New York Times

“On Monday, the scale of damage in Haiti from Hurricane Sandy became evident. Even though the storm’s center skirted the country, more than 20 inches of rain fell on Haiti’s south and southwest over four days last week, causing at least 52 deaths, tearing out crops and destroying houses…. The government said that the homes of as many as 200,000 people had been damaged — on top of almost 400,000 people still homeless from the January 2010 earthquake. ” 

The Guardian newspaper in England has interviews with leader of international non-profits that are part of the relief efforts in Haiti.

Here is the link to the International Rescue Committee.  This international organization is offering assistance to folks in Haiti.

Here is a BBC overview of Haiti.

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