Gonaives: ‘After this storm, there’s nothing’

More grim news on Haiti with this Jacksonville.com story by the AP’s Travis Reed.

From the story: “After this storm, there’s nothing,” said Gonaives’ assistant mayor Jean Francois Adolphe, who joined more than 100 Haitian leaders in Miami to solicit help and learn how the country could help itself. “Everything is under dirt. The person that had stores, the people that did commerce, they all have to start at zero now, and they’re in great despair. They’ve almost given up hope.”

The BBC quotes U.N. special envoy to Haiti Hedi Annabi: “There is not a single house that has not been destroyed or damaged, that is not full of two or three feet of mud.”

 

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