Thursday, January 21, 2010

Will Haiti need donated can openers to open all that donated food?


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via Slate Magazine by Jessica Dweck on 1/21/10

Following the massive earthquake that rocked Port-au-Prince last week, relief organizations have begun shipping canned goods such as Spam, tuna, evaporated milk, and baby formula to the Dominican Republic and the northern shores of Haiti. Do these donations pose a problem in a country where more than half of the population lives on less than $1 a day and lacks access to basic household supplies like can openers?

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Haiti - Dominican Republic - Port-au-Prince - Earthquake - Caribbean


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