Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 21 October 2014

Editor's Viewpoint: Haiti hopes grow

The suffering in Haiti remains widespread despite the large amount of aid which has been flooding into the country.

Outside observers find it difficult to understand why the relief supplies are taking so long to reach people on the ground, despite the great need and the international willingness to help.

There is better news now with the proposed speeding up and refinement of the UN’s food programme, and this will not be before time. These are still early days, and the need for help will continue. Many people are still willing to contribute, and our thanks go out to those who took part in fund-raising events at the weekend, and many others who have been helping in so many different ways. Hopefully the latest moves by the UN will mark a turning-point in this tragic story.

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