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Clinton pledges more aid for Haiti

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Clinton pledges more aid for Haiti


United Nations special envoy, Bill Clinton, has returned to quake-ravaged Haiti launching a new appeal for aid.

But the former US president was immediately confronted by angry Haitians who say help is taking too long to arrive.

Clinton was taken to the police station where Haitian President René Preval and is government are now based. The two men were due to discuss Haiti’s present and future needs.

Although Clinton has admitted what he described as “the long road to recovery” had only just begun, he remained positive, telling journalists he hoped to return to Haiti as a tourist.

But for the survivors of the January 12 quake, life could not be further from a holiday.

The quake has claimed some 212,000 lives. And a million people are still homeless, without electricity or water, and desperate for aid.

In the capital, Port-au-Prince, survivors have set up makeshift camps wherever they can, even in the shadow of the shattered presidential palace.

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