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FEMA has been to America’s most shell-shocked communities.
As relief and recovery work continue in Haiti – perhaps made even more trying as organizations stretch their resources to respond to the Chilean earthquake, as well – reading personal accounts from on-the-ground aid workers is uplifting.
This weekend, towns throughout the Midwest and South were hit by tornadoes and damaging storms. Inevitably, many businesses throughout the region are now coping with damage to their buildings or infrastructure, and wishing they had done more in advance to prepare for the unexpected.
One in six Americans live in so-called “food insecure” homes. That means one in six Americans is seriously hungry, likely under-nourished or malnourished, and doesn’t know when they’ll have their next meal.
Ken Sternad is well known in the disaster management profession.
Accurate information is often hard to come by in disaster situations. This is why BCLC recently asked CHF International, a nonprofit international development organization with operations in Haiti long before the earthquake hit, to share first-hand perspective about the true progress in Haiti.