VIDEO: Al Jazeera on “Haiti’s Long Wait for Assistance”

Posted on February 24, 2010

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HAITI’S LONG WAIT FOR ASSISTANCE

 
AMERICAS
Haiti’s long wait for assistance

Since a deadly earthquake hit Haiti in January, hundreds of international aid agencies have flocked to provide relief.

Nonetheless – much needed aid has failed to reach thousands of people.

To solve the problem, the United Nations has been holding meetings between more than 300 relief groups in the country – aimed at improving delivery co-ordination efforts.

And yet the UN’s top relief co-ordinator has recently criticised his team in Haiti, saying it has been “disorganised and inefficient.”

Al Jazeera’s Steve Chao reports from Port-au-Prince, where six weeks after the disaster, many Haitians say food and medical assistance are still in short supply.