Haiti ‘Worst Crisis In Decades’
Posted on Jan 17, 2010
In what United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has described as the worst humanitarian crisis in decades, relief efforts in the aftermath of Haiti’s devastating earthquake have encountered a major crisis—a lack of potable water. —JCL
The United Nations secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon, today described the situation in Haiti as the worst humanitarian crisis in decades, as aid agencies raced to tackle the latest problem of the unfolding disaster: a lack of clean water.
“The damage, destruction, loss of life is just overwhelming,” Ban said as he boarded a flight for Port-au-Prince.
Concerns about security continued and police shot and killed one man who was attempting to take market produce, according to AFP.
AP / Marco Ugarte
Workers in Mexico City load bottled water for shipment to Haiti earthquake victims on Saturday.