Friday, January 29, 2010

Those Sneaky Israelis

Israel flies out a team to Haiti and the next thing you know is that "settlements" are being built.


The UN agency estimates that 100,000 family-sized tents are needed to house about 500,000 people, but the UN says up to 1 million require shelter.

Meanwhile, work has begun at the sites identified by the Haitian government for the establishment of organised tented settlements. It is estimated that each settlement will accommodate up to 10,000 people. However, tents cannot be set up and displaced people relocated at the sites until they have water and sanitation facilities.

Tent settlements can only provide a short-term solution, officials say, particularly with the hurricane season expected to start around June.

What chutzpah!

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