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Haiti: UN First Responders HQ Destroyed

Haiti's 7,000 U.N. peacekeepers should have been among the first responders to earthquake victims. Turns out they're victims themselves.
 
 
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UN Dispatch has twitter feeds and other social networking links following the story. Hotels are reportedly collapsed, hospitals are destroyed and god only knows what has happened to the make-shift dwellings that house so many residents. It just couldn't happen to a poorer, less fortunate place.

And there's this:

UPDATE VI: A very disturbing and curt report from AFP: "The headquarters of the U.N. Stabilization Mission in Haiti has been destroyed in large part. There are numerous people underneath the rubble, both dead and injured," a local employee of the force said. Keep in mind, these are the very people who would be first responders themselves.

Reports on CNN say that people are hearing screaming, crying --- and cheering as survivors are pulled from the rubble in the dark.

 

Digby is the proprietor of Hullabaloo.

 
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