Hurricane Sandy Creates Fresh Food Shortages in Haiti

There are no countries, simply none, in the Western Hemisphere that have suffered the way Haiti has suffered over the years. Beset with political turmoil, imperialism, poverty, crime, and host of other issues over the last two hundred or so years, Haiti has never really had chance at making it and that situation doesn’t seem to be improving.

Venezuela Sending More Aid to Cuba/Haiti
The Venezuelan government today sent 93 tons of foods to Cuba on an “air bridge” that will continue transporting humanitarian assistance in the wake of the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, reported Venezuela’s minister of the Interior, Nestor Reverol.

Haiti shows importance of dealing with dead bodies when disaster strikes
Disaster response needs to address misbeliefs about health hazards, respect bereaved, and allow dignified laying to rest

Haiti, Jamaica officials report losses from Sandy
Hurricane Sandy destroyed 70 percent of the crops in southern Haiti and caused widespread deaths of livestock, while in neighboring Jamaica it left at least $16.5 million worth of damage in its wake, officials in the Caribbean nations announced Tuesday.

Cubans Also Need Help to Recover From Hurricane Sandy
Hurricane Sandy has devastated the city of Santiago de Cuba and caused severe damage in several towns in the east of the country.

Cuba Intensifies Recovery Efforts After Hurricane Sandy
Cuban authorities are intensifying recovery efforts after the passage of Hurricane Sandy last Thursday, which hit the eastern region and left heavy rains in the central part of the country, news reports said.

Cuban Leader Brings Hope To Residents Affected By Hurricane Sandy

Cuban recovery from Hurricane Sandy will take years, agency reports

Raul Castro Receives Venezuelan Delegation Visiting Cuba
President Raul Castro received Venezuela”s Vice President Rafael Ramirez, who is leading a high-level delegation that is visiting the island.

Jamaica sets sights on Sandy banana recovery
Janet Conie, Gerneral Manager of the Banana Board in Jamaica, says that the agency will be putting its focus into helping growers to recover from the effects of Hurricane Sandy.

Stranded New Yorkers Are Defecating in Apartment Buildings

‘We are Katrina’: Residents fury as they claim outer boroughs are ignored while all help following superstorm is being directed at Manhattan

Staten Island Borough President: Don’t Give Money to the Red Cross
At a press conference this morning on Staten Island, a host of local officials, including Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, gathered to highlight the needs of the hard-hit borough in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. And, although many pols spoke, no one was more impassioned than Borough President James Molinaro, who called the Red Cross an “absolute disgrace” and even urged the public to cease giving them contributions.

Why East Coast Gas Shortages May Not End for a Week
Power outages at hundreds of gas stations and a distribution bottleneck due to flooding damage and power loss has caused a gasoline shortage in the New York metropolitan area that may not be cleared up for at least a week, according to industry experts.

Fighting and guns drawn at gas stations after fuel shortage in New York sparks panic at the pumps

NY/NJ Gas Shortages: Mile-Long Lines, Rationing, Fights, Police Draw Guns

Sandy-Starved New Yorkers Dumpster Dive
East Side and East Village residents began Dumpster diving outside a Key Food supermarket, looking for whatever food they can take.

NYC Looters Dress Like Con Edison Workers to Gain Access to Houses

Shocking images show desperate New Yorkers digging through dumpsters for food as downtown Manhattan embarks on fourth night without power

Staten Island residents plead for help from Mayor Bloomberg after storm

‘We Need Food, We Need Clothing’: Staten Island Residents Plead for Help 3 Days After Sandy
The residents of Staten Island are pleading for help from elected officials, begging for gasoline, food and clothing three days after Sandy slammed the New York City borough.

Bloomberg Diverts Food, Generators from Devastated Staten Island to NYC Marathon

This is no way to get us up & running
As hundreds of thousands of Big Apple residents suffer in homes left without power by Hurricane Sandy, two massive generators are being run 24/7 in Central Park – to juice a media tent for Sunday’s New York City Marathon.

Brace for round two: Powerful nor’easter winter storm bears down on East Coast still reeling from Sandy’s devastation

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