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Some Haitians say they feel forgotten after devastating quake

Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Delva,Guy (Author)
Newspaper Article
Publication Date:
Mar 24-Mar 30, 2010
Pittsburgh, PA
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Blacks, Quality of life, Earthquakes, Natural disasters, Living conditions, Port Au Prince (Haiti)
"I pray every day for someone to give me a tent. I have 5 children, including a 7 month-old. When it rains everybody gets wet," said Joceline Magloire, 37. "This situation is unbearable. I heard that a lot of people are collecting money on behalf of Haiti. Why don't they buy those tents and ship them to us here," she said angrily. "I am 8-month pregnant. I have to walk a long way and am not feeling well but I have to go there to try to find something to eat," [Marlene Duvernus], whose husband died in the disaster, told NNPA as she walked-her right hand holding her belly. "Otherwise, I am going to die," she said. "I am not sure whether I'll find food today. But if I find, I am not sure how I'll take it home. I hope somebody will help me," Duvernus said as she held a coupon distributed by the [Petion-Ville] Mayor Claire Lydie Parent. The World Pood Program says it has distributed food to nearly 500,000 people since the magnitude-7 earthquake devastated the Haitian capital and the southern provincial areas of Jacmel, Leogane and PetitGoave.