View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Thursday 14 January

Thirty-six hours after the Haiti earthquake, stories are coming out that justify the description "unimaginable". I can only refer to news websites like the BBC and others. For once, the Internet does feel quite inadequate for conveying the magnitude of this catastrophe, Haiti's worst earthquake in 150 years. The country, dirt poor at the best of times, is used to being at the receiving end of hurricanes each summer. I can only hope that the aid effort gets its act together in a matter of hours, rather than days. But that's a vain hope, I'm afraid.

More later.

1 comment:

  1. It is so heartbreaking seeing the news coverage. There was no plan or infrastructure for getting help in quickly when something like this happens.