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Euronews reports from the Haitian-Dominican border

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Euronews reports from the Haitian-Dominican border


Euronews has a special correspondant on the scene. Luis Carballo reports from the Dominican border, where relief supplies are being gathered before their difficult journey into Haiti:

“Here at the frontier between the Dominican republic and Haiti the last village on the road is Jimani. This is where all relief supplies sent by road are co-ordinated, and it’s chaos.

Total anarchy appears to reign, with overturned lorries at the roadside and lorries from Dominica packed with water and preserved foods bringing help.

The roads are overcrowded, and no-one is directing traffic. The flow of Haitian refugees seeking shelter is unending. They are all in shock, with either pyschological or physical injuries.

Five days after the quake they are still arriving because they say they are getting no help from their own authorities.

A polyclinic in Jimani is the front line and first stop for the injured where there’s any organised help. But there are now problems with looting. Yesterday a lorry loaded with humanitarian aid was ransacked by the crowd on arrival. After five days patience is running out for the survivors, either here or in Port au Prince. The situation is difficult to understand, with little or no information, and the feeling of powerlessness is growing.

What we can see here is just a glimpse of what awaits us in Port au Prince. It’s an almost indescribable scene of injured people everywhere, and abandoned bodies. It is truly terrible.”

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