Wednesday, July 21, 2010

United States should lead the world in recognizing peaceful, democratic Somaliland | SomalilandPress.com

Published in "Somaliland Press" July 20, 2010

Somalia recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of its independence, but most Somalis have nothing to celebrate. Somalia ranks as the world’s most utterly failed state. Today, 3 million people are desperately in need of food, 1.4 million have been displaced and 750,000 survive on humanitarian relief.

United States should lead the world in recognizing peaceful, democratic Somaliland | SomalilandPress.com

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Haiti at Six Months

New York Times Editorial, June 16, 2010

Six months after Haiti’s earthquake, the situation is bleak. Of the 1.5 million people displaced, 28,000, so far, have been moved to safer transitional housing. The rest huddle in tents and pray that the next rains won’t wash their meager belongings away. Crime is resurgent and everyone is desperate for some sign of recovery.

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Haitian Orphans Have Little but One Another

By DEBORAH SONTAG
Published: July 5, 2010

CROIX-DES-BOUQUETS, Haiti — More than five months after the earthquake that killed her single mother, Daphne Joseph, 14, lost her bearings a second time when she was forced to leave the makeshift orphanage where she had felt at home.

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