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U.S. To End Haiti Disaster Relief In June

 

The U.S. military will end its Haiti disaster relief effort on June 1, six months after the island was struck by a 7.0 earthquake that left an estimated 200,000 people dead and 1,000,000 people homeless.

The military has slowly been pulling out of the impoverished nation with around 2,200 troops still stationed down from the 22,000 assigned at the height of relief efforts.

Although disaster relief is expected to end in June, there will still be 500 National Guard and Reserve personnel stationed in the country.

U.S. Southern Command chief Lt. Gen. Ken Keen tells the BBC that the military is stepping back because of “the increasing capacity of non-government organizations that are really running much of the humanitarian efforts within the country.”

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  • rene grace

    I knew that world would forget about Haiti. If they were white folks the whold world would have worked until the end! What else is new?

  • MaiPearl

    So what’s going to happen to all that money ppl donated? and Wyclef Jean ? since he loves his country soooo damn much?

  • Michelle

    Check your facts. The US military is not the only government entity providing assistance in Haiti. Visit http://WWW.usaid.gov to learn what else is being done to help Haitians.

  • realcitizen

    They didn’t help Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama after Katrina for nearly that long. After the Texas Dome was emptied so was any and all help.

  • Mauri

    Well Damn!! It makes sense, the rest of the world came together and humanitarian groups are doing their thing. We do not need 22,o00 troops in Haiti, when they can be with their families back at home. Haiti will be alright, I do not even hear about Chile after 2 days, or the other country in Asia and guess what?? They are not white. It has nothing to do with black and white(RENE)dumb!!@!

  • GTRUTH33

    IT STATES THAT THE “MILITARY” WILL BE ENDING IT’S EFFORTS BECAUSE MOST OF THE RELIEF IS BEING HANDLED AND CONTROLLED BY THE NGO’S. PPL ARE STILL ON THE GROUND IN FULL FORCE, JUST A DECREASE IN US MILITARY HELP-WHICH IS A GOOD THING, THE EXTRA POLICING HAS CAUSED AN EXTRA LAYER OF CONFUSING AND CHAOS THAT WAS NOT NEEDED.

  • GTRUTH33

    MEANT…..THE EXTRA POLICING HAS CAUSED AN EXTRA LAYER OF “HOSTILITY” AND CHAOS THAT WAS NOT NEEDED.

  • preciouscocoa

    My friends were affected by the three earthquakes that hit after Haiti. Can you name them? Probably not cause you rarely hear about them after they happened but you still hear about Haiti. So no the world has not forgot nor will it ever.

  • We are preparing to launch a worldwide campaign to assist the people in Haiti. We have relationships with over 20 church ministries in Haiti and yes, Wycliff is involved with our effort. What percent of our effort will go to the people … 100% … that I can guarantee to you … we welcome the oversight !!! If you are interested in our effort … please contact me at rodh1228@gmail.com so that I can keep you involved and up to date. Are the people of Haiti been forgotten … NO .. we have just started !! … ROD

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  • Asia

    I am a proud Haitian and I plan on commiting my life to relief efforts in Haiti and I hope black america does as well. God bless