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The old military airfield – pictures  Posted on 03/05/2010
Some pictures taken during a registration drive at the old military airfield in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Same pattern as last time – we gave out flyers, sent in the sound trucks to inform and entertain, created a bit of a party …...
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On being berated for not doing enough  Posted on 02/18/2010
A letter by the UN Humanitarian Coordinator John Holmes was leaked to the Washington Post. UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations’ top humanitarian relief coordinator has scolded his lieutenants for failing to adequately manage...
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Camp life at UN base  Posted on 02/17/2010
As we all work overtime to help Haitians recover, I wanted to touch on the crazy world we all inhabit here in UN camp. There is a large logistics base by the airport, called UN log base, which is overrun … Continue reading →
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Nuns on a hill; outreach; a tale of two cities  Posted on 02/10/2010
It’s been an exhausting few days, doing many jobs at the same time. Emergencies are both horrifying and exhilarating – so much to do, structures in flux, time-frames so tight, that you can often determine what you want to be...
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