Schuller

Displaced Persons Extremely Vulnerable as Tropical Storm Emily Strikes

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Summary

Hurricane Emily's Near-Miss Too Close for Haiti's Displaced Persons Camps
Inaction Speaks Louder Than Words

By MARK SCHULLER and MARK SNYDER
Counterpunch, Weekend Edition August 5 - 7, 2011

There is a Haitian proverb, se bouch ki manje tout manje, men se pa bouch ki pale tout pawòl, the mouth eats all the food, but not all talk comes from your mouth. In other words, actions count more than words. The events this week in Haiti's internally displaced people IDP camps – dramatized by Hurricane Emily – highlight the importance of this lesson.