When tragedy strikes, it’s human instinct to want to make it all better – in a flash.
In a country as vulnerable as Haiti, it doesn’t quite work like that. As aid pours in from across the world , a ruined infrastructure, overcrowded airport and no visible police force are some of the factors adding to Haiti’s nightmare. And time is running out.
Charities are under immense pressure to deliver in a nation without a government. Is this fair? And who’s in charge? What fresh questions does the aid effort in Haiti bring up for you?
Anger is mounting. The air and the ground are full of rotting corpses. For many aid is a no show. It’s only the weather that has worked in the favour of this rescue effort. Where should the aid effort go from here?
This evening World Have Your Say will be coming to you live from Little Haiti, Miami. We’ll try to speak to Haitians both inside the country and in the Diaspora. We sincerely hope they’ve managed to get in touch with their loved ones.