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article imageHaiti's Hurricane Sandy victims: World, don't forget about us

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By Can Tran
Nov 2, 2012 in World
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Even as Hurricane Sandy has passed through Haiti, the people of the country are far from recovering as it deals with problems that grow increasingly worse.
In the aftermath of the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, which became a superstorm after converging with the nor'easter, much of the media focus has passed from the Caribbean to the United States eastern seaboard. The states of New York and New Jersey are still in critical condition as both states are recovering from the damages caused by Hurricane Sandy. With regards to the power problem, Recently, in a breaking news story, the ING NYC Marathon set for Sunday November 4 has been canceled due to building criticism.
However, the people of the Caribbean are still struggling to recover from Hurricane Sandy. Haiti is one of those countries as it is suffering from the adverse effects. To make things worse for the people of Haiti, many people are still displaced by the damage caused by the 2010 earthquake. Combined with other problematic factors, the situation in Haiti becomes more dire. How, the refugee camps are having to deal with hunger and cholera.
The Guardian reports of one woman who was forced to give birth in a refugee camp. Unfortunately, the woman and her family could not get any medical attention during child labor. There were no medical specialists around. Also, there was the fears of losing their tent due to the winds caused by Hurricane Sandy.
Eventually, they lost their tent. Not only did the woman and her sisters lose their tent, they lost their food and bedding.
Currently, the death toll for Haiti is 54.
The Nation is calling upon people to help the Hurricane Sandy victims in Haiti. Haiti is currently asking for international aid in recovering from the monstrous storm. Hurricane Sandy just adds to the problems that Haiti is currently dealing with.
Asides from calling upon people to help, The Nation is saying that Haiti should not be forgotten. The Nation reports that Hurricane Sandy has destroyed most of the country's crops which are crucial to feeding the citizens. It makes the food situation dire to even more dire.
A recent article on The Guardian is reminding the world that Haiti and other parts of the Caribbean were too hit by Hurricane Sandy. It explains that not much reporting goes on in Haiti. Furthermore, it notes on the media focus that has been given to New York and instead of it being paid to Haiti, Jamaica, and Cuba.
The UN Dispatch reports that the food problems and rising food costs will eventually cause a major political crisis in Haiti. It warns that Americans need to start paying attention to Haiti in regards to the problems its facing. This food crisis threatens over 1 million people in Haiti.
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