HAITI THROUGH THE EYES OF FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA

Three months after the 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti, First Lady Michelle Obama shares her experience there from her recent surprise visit.

Since the January 12, 2010 devastation, the United States has given about a billion dollars to the country in reconstruction and rescue efforts. Before the earthquake, Haiti was deemed the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Now hundreds of thousands reside in Port-Au-Prince in tent cities.

Obama administration officials say the President will visit the country.  It will not be soon as President Obama does not want his visit to hamper any needed work and relief that is underway.      Meanwhile, the U.S. military operations in Haiti will end June 1, 2010 with some assistance still available after that date.  June 1st  is the official start of the hurricane season which could cause another humanitarian catastrophe.


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