In Brooklyn, Working to Help Haiti

Published on 16 February 2009

For two decades and more, Haiti, a land of grinding poverty, has endured coups, riots, a repressive military regime and hurricanes, travails that have often been overlooked beyond its borders. [...] In September 2004, heavy rains caused by Hurricane Jeanne led to severe flooding in Gonaïves, killing 2,800 residents. [...] The crisis in Gonaïves is far from over. By the end of last month, about 73,000 people in the city were still relying on food distributed by the United Nations World Food Program, according to Bettina Luescher, a spokeswoman for the program in New York.

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