March 14, 2010

Social Structures Form in Haiti’s Tent Cities As Homeless Settle in for the Long Haul, Committees Lobby for Aid and Keep Order; ‘There Is No Government but Us’

Filed under: Uncategorized — ktetaichinh @ 4:26 pm
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…Some camps are struggling because they have no leadership. There is little oversight of the committees. Some tent-city dwellers have accused their leaders of stealing food and other donations, international aid organizations say.

“He was trying to build for his own interest,” said committee spokesman Jean Jacques. Families still waiting for tents will need the land, Mr. Jacques explained, and “who needs an Internet here, anyway?”

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