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Haiti's untreated wounds

Medical treatment in HaitiIt’s been more than 10 days since the earthquake in Haiti happened yet many haven’t received treatment.  The earthquake occurred 16:53 local time (21:53 UTC) on the 12th of January 2010, Tuesday, with a magnitude of 7.0.

"It’s very difficult to treat people here because for a long time, they haven’t seen any doctor, so wounds like these may be 1 week old without treatment…", mentioned by one of the health care providers.



 Video taken from UN channel


Excerpt from wikipedia:

The earthquake caused major damage to Port-au-Prince, Jacmel and other settlements in the region. Many notable landmark buildings were significantly damaged or destroyed, including the Presidential Palace (President René Préval, who was in the building at the time, escaped injury), the National Assembly building, the Port-au-Prince Cathedral, and the main jail. Among those killed were the Archbishop of Port-au-Prince Monsignor Joseph Serge Miot,[8] Justice Minister Paul Denis and opposition leader Michel Gaillard.[9][10] The headquarters of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), located in the capital, collapsed, killing many, including the Mission’s Chief, Hédi Annabi.[11][12