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BBC News – How does Haiti differ from post-tsunami Aceh?

January 27, 2010

Something to consider. An interesting analysis. Push it further – what role does simple prejudice – i.e. the widespread assumption that poor black Caribbean nations are dangerous and violent places – affect this? The idea that poor black people are more likely to turn to violence than poor light brown people? How does that shape expectations?

The last international disaster on the scale of the January earthquake in Haiti was the tsunami that devastated coastlines across Asia in 2004. The death toll in the territory of Aceh in Indonesia was similar to that in the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince.

The BBC’s International Development Correspondent David Loyn, who reported from both towns, looks at the differences in the international response.

via BBC News – How does Haiti differ from post-tsunami Aceh?.

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