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Mobs disrupt some Haiti food handouts

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Mobs disrupt some Haiti food handouts


The latest handouts of aid have turned to chaos in some parts of the Haitian capital as relief groups struggle to help the throngs left desperate and hungry by the catastrophic earthquake.

Several people risked being trampled or battered outside the Culture Ministry where Haitian police gave out food.

The situation was even worse in Cite Soleil, one of Port-au-Prince’s most notorious slums.

UN peacekeepers fired warning shots when a crowd turned angry as people waited for rice.

Malnutrition was a problem in Haiti before the quake, now the need is enormous.

Nearly one million people were made homeless by the quake, which killed some 200,000 people and devastated the capital and surrounding towns.

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