Haiti still starving nearing a month after the earthquake

Bill Quigley, Legal Director at the Center for Constitutional Rights, just returned from Haiti with this report:

You can walk down many of the streets of Port au Prince and see absolutely no evidence that the world community has helped Haiti. As many as a million people have still not received any international food assistance.

On February 4, the UN World Food Program reported they had given at least some food, mostly 55 pound bags of rice, to over a million people. The UN acknowledges that it still needs to reach another one million people. The 55 pounds of rice are expected to provide a two week food ration for a family. Beans and cooking oil are scheduled to come later.

The Associated Press reported that people in Haiti at small protests were holding up banners reading "Help us, we're starving."

Over a million people are displaced. About 10,000 families are in tents, the rest are living under sheets, blankets and tarps. One of the people living under a sheet is a brand new mother with her one day old baby. Rosalie Antoine, 33, and her one day old baby were living in a neighbor's yard in the Bel-Air neighborhood, along with puppies and chickens.

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