Восстановление Гаити

НЬЮ-ЙОРК. Ужасы землетрясения на Гаити продолжают раскрываться. Сами подземные толчки убили, наверно, 100 000 человек. Невозможность организовать быструю помощь убивает еще десятки тысяч. Более миллиона людей страдают от голода и болезней, а с приближением сезона дождей и ураганов они будут подвержены и другим опасностям.

Даже такая доведенная до нищеты экономика, как гаитянская – это сложная система, зависящая от торговли между сельскими и городскими районами, от транспорта, электричества, портовых служб и функционирования правительства. Гаитянская экономика и раньше работала плохо, пошатываясь после четырёх ураганов 2008 года, а тут ещё землетрясение ударило.

Тот факт, что толчки ударили по столице и разрушили самый центр социальной активности, говорит о том, что уничтожены системы, от которых зависит ежедневная городская жизнь. Миллионы людей остались без пропитания и средств к существованию.

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