One week after the massive earthquake in Haiti the situation remains desperate and rather hopeless, as Haitians still have no government on which to rely and are still waiting on tons of international aid to start to have an impact. The United Nations is sending over 3,000 peacekeepers to Haiti in an attempt to bolster security which has been slowly eroding as desperate masses are starting to riot and loot for any available food and supplies. There’s gridlock at the Port-au-Prince airport as relief supplies struggle to come into Haiti and meanwhile a minor diplomatic skirmish has broken out over who should manage the overall mission. Does Haiti have a chance for normalcy at any point in the near future?
Michael Hammer, spokesman for the National Security Council at the White House
Patrick McCormick, emergencies communication officer for UNICEF