Democracy Now: Haitians Storm Food Sites as Hospitals Report Medicine Shortages

Haiti continues to see scenes of chaos as desperate earthquake survivors seek food and water. On Thursday, a large crowd broke through the gates of a government building to storm a group of trucks holding bags of rice. Hospitals continue to report dire shortages of medical supplies, including antibiotics and painkillers. One hospital in Jacmel says it’s treating around 500 patients a day, many of them for the first time. The official death toll remains at around 170,000, although it’s expected top 200,000.

~ by wheresthemic on January 29, 2010.

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