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Judi Lynn

(161,361 posts)
Sat Dec 3, 2022, 12:03 AM Dec 2022

Opinion Evil is triumphing in Haiti, and the United States is doing little

December 2, 2022 at 2:26 p.m. EST

A woman uses a towel to swat flies from her daughter stricken with cholera on Nov. 11 at a clinic run by Doctors Without Borders in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (Odelyn Joseph/Associated Press)

In Haiti, children recovering from gunshot wounds are lying on cardboard beds outdoors. The Coast Guard intercepted more than 7,000 people from October 2021 through September (compared with 1,527 the previous 12 months) trying to escape hell on Earth. Rival gangs kill husbands in front of wives and rape mothers in front of their children. Cholera is raging and babies are dying. Streets are war zones.

Nearly 20,000 people are facing imminent starvation. An additional 2.9 million are suffering acute malnutrition. Almost 2 million are suffering very acute malnutrition. If more food isn’t made available immediately, people will die.

There is zero sense of urgency by the television media or politicians in the United States that our neighbor nation’s people are suffering unbearable hardships. The media, especially televised media, should report on Haiti’s crises. Show gang brutality, highlight people clinging to rafts made from rotted wood, make videos of dehydrated, choleric children fighting to live.

We need to send in 2,000 armed law enforcers who can protect the people attempting to deliver aid. Send in a couple hundred at a time, over six months, with little fanfare. There seems to be talk behind closed doors of what cannot be done. Good men and women, stop doing nothing. Evil is triumphing.

Pamela A. White, Orr’s Island, Maine

The writer was U.S. ambassador to Haiti from 2012 to 2015 and a junior officer in Haiti from 1985 to 1991 for the U.S. Agency for International Development.


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Opinion Evil is triumphing in Haiti, and the United States is doing little (Original Post) Judi Lynn Dec 2022 OP
This kind of human suffering is heartbreaking Deuxcents Dec 2022 #1
France should return the money Easterncedar Dec 2022 #2


(17,311 posts)
1. This kind of human suffering is heartbreaking
Sat Dec 3, 2022, 12:13 AM
Dec 2022

Haiti. Cuba. All the islands where there’s no food, no jobs, no future. These are in our back door but our history of exploitation doesn’t help w/ our reputation with them. I donate to Doctors w/o Borders.. brave and selfless..I don’t know how they do it


(2,680 posts)
2. France should return the money
Sat Dec 3, 2022, 06:27 AM
Dec 2022

They made Haitians buy their freedom. The US went along. Haiti was crippled for liberating itself. We owe them.

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