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Cash-for-aid row intensifies in Haiti

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Earthquake survivors have staged another protest in a suburb of Haiti’s capital, repeating accusations of corruption and unfair distribution of aid.

The mayor of Petionville is one of those accused of hoarding international aid supplies and charging survivors.

Mayor Lydie Parent has so far not responded to the claims.

One protester said: “I’m hungry. I’m dying of hunger. Lydie Parent keeps the rice and doesn’t give us anything. They never go and distribute where we live.”

And yet donations continue to pour in for Haiti.

In the latest fundraising effort, UK and American singers have performed a version of the song Everybody Hurts.