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Haiti quake survivors complain of corruption

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Haiti quake survivors complain of corruption


As people in quake-devastated Haiti continue to scramble for food and water, the government has confirmed that more than 200,000 people were killed. It had earlier given a much lower figure.

In Port-au-Prince, desperate residents held a protest, claiming that corrupt officials are demanding money for international aid.

Speaking to reporters, one woman accused her local mayor of charging 50 Haitian dollars for rice, which he has taken to a warehouse.

The former US President Bill Clinton has been named as the special UN coordinator for relief operations in Haiti. He is expected to visit the country on Friday.

As well as those killed, the government says some 300,000 people were injured in the quake.

Many hundreds of thousands are without housing, living out in the open in makeshift camps. With the rainy season approaching, further misery is expected to be piled on the survivors.

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