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|September 19, 2008|
September 18, 2008
Tomorrow morning I leave for Haiti.
Since 16 August, four successive hurricanes have pounded Haiti, killing more than 500 and leaving at least 800,000 people stranded and in dire need of aid.
Haiti is uniquely ill-prepared to cope with a disaster of this magnitude. It is the poorest country in the western hemisphere and has been plagued by political violence for most of its history, although it has been stable through 2008.
I will do my best to blog from there.
UpdateOn 17 Sept 08 fighting took place close to Tawila approx 50 km west of El-Fasher between GOS
Military forces and SLA/AW,SLA/MM troops. Thousand of civilians are reported to have fled recent fighting.