Update: Death Toll in Haiti Reaches Over 150,000

- By Bossip Staff

This is so sad:

The truckers filling Haiti’s mass graves with bodies reported ever higher numbers: More than 150,000 quake victims have been buried by the government, an official said Sunday.That doesn’t count those still under the debris, carried off by relatives or killed in the outlying quake zone. “Nobody knows how many bodies are buried in the rubble – 200,000? 300,000? Who knows the overall death toll?” said the official, Communications Minister Marie-Laurence Jocelyn Lassegue.

Dealing with the living, meanwhile, a global army of aid workers was getting more food into people’s hands, but acknowledged falling short. “We wish we could do more, quicker,” said U.N. World Food Program chief Josette Sheeran, visiting Port-au-Prince. In the Cite Soleil slum, U.S. soldiers and Brazilian U.N. peacekeeping troops distributed food. Lunie Marcelin, 57, said the handouts will help her and six grown children “but it is not enough. We need more.” The Haitian government was urging many of the estimated 600,000 homeless huddled in open areas of Port-au-Prince, a city of 2 million, to look for better shelter with relatives or others in the countryside. Some 200,000 were believed already to have done so, most taking advantage of free government transportation, and others formed a steady stream out of the city on Sunday.

International experts searched for sites to erect tent cities for quake refugees on the capital’s outskirts, but such short-term solutions were still weeks away, said the International Organization for Migration, an intergovernmental agency.

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  • gaboi00

    not a good look…

  • moneymagnet

    TRUST me, it will be 500,000 when the US gets through. Over there under the GUISE of “helping people”. People just haven’t learned their lesson messing around with the gov, they’ll see how thing really go down.

    Bill Clinton IS NOT to be trusted, I’m telling you!
    OMG why can’t people see what’s really going on, this is not about helping Haiti. They’re going to take over, they’re (the US & France) already arguing over who’s going to get what, this is about HUGE government contracts for the US, that will exclude Haitians.

    Man oh man, this is going to get ugly!

  • always knew

    @moneymagnet- “Bill Clinton IS NOT to be trusted, I’m telling you! OMG why can’t people see what’s really going on, this is not about helping Haiti. They’re going to take over, they’re (the US & France) already arguing over who’s going to get what, this is about HUGE government contracts for the US, that will exclude Haitians.

    Man oh man, this is going to get ugly!
    __________________________________

    Agreed.

    Please remember the Haitian people in your prayers. It’s gonna get a whole lot worse before it gets better. The Haitian Diaspora needs to stand up and get to petitioning for the rebuilding of your country/govt. Otherwise, Haiti will end up owned! 😦

  • Capria30

    @ Moneymagnet- The Haitian people have had control of their destiny for quite a long time. If they do not get it together now, will they ever?

    People in Haiti asked for several governments to come and help them, and their calls were answered. If nations helping are a problem, then ask that they leave. The Haitian Government should then take care of their people without adequate resources.

    You appear to be mad at Bill Clinton, the US government and France for wanting to invest in the nation.

    The Haitian people are now poised to rebuild their nation and I hope they get all of the help and support needed to complete that tasks….

    Moneymagnent if ou are not a part of the solution, get out of the way and not be part of the problem

  • Dee

    @ Capria30- Amen!

  • http://youtube.com/sexy1234 Uhh yeah Ok

    “The Haitian people have had control of their destiny for quite a long time. If they do not get it together now, will they ever? ”

    Are you sure about that or do you need to look around a bit more……

  • Shawn

    @Capria30: ” The Haitian people have had control of their destiny for quite a long time. If they do not get it together now, will they ever? ”

    The Haitian people have tried a number of times in the last 60 years to get it together, but were stymied by brutal dictators that WE (the U.S.) funded for 30+ years. When they finally threw that monster (Baby Doc Duvalier) out and elected a popular leader that threatened our financial interests, we helped the coup forces that overthrew him. After a return to power by force of U.S. arms three years later (the leader of the coup forces was moved to the U.S., where he lives on a pension from our tax dollars)the president and nation still had to service a massive IMF debt, meaning more than 70% of it’s GDP went to debt service rather than infrastructure.

    There’s more, but the point is: the people of Haiti have been dealing with hell on earth, and it isn’t just a matter of getting their act together. It’s about getting the boot off their neck so they can stand up and get it together. So while MoneyMagnet might be a bit off in his suspicions, your ignorance/indifference to the affect of history is just as much part of the problem and a block to a solution.

  • http://youtube.com/sexy1234 Uhh yeah Ok

    “You appear to be mad at Bill Clinton, the US government and France for wanting to invest in the nation.”

    The point is they should have been doing this all along since they were the major blockaids.

    Why should it take something like this to get inkling of a thought from these people?

    I haven’t heard much about France helping out but I have read lots of reports about how they want to be a part of the rebuilding…

    21 billion owed.. that’s all I’m saying.. Give it back

  • http://youtube.com/sexy1234 Uhh yeah Ok

    “People in Haiti asked for several governments to come and help them, and their calls were answered. If nations helping are a problem, then ask that they leave. The Haitian Government should then take care of their people without adequate resources.”

    What kind of pooh pooh non sense is this? Are you for real?

    Let’s see how you do with nothing and how ffast you would call for help. I’ll be sure to tell you to use the nothingness you were left with and you better not complain.

  • http://youtube.com/sexy1234 Uhh yeah Ok

    I’m sorry but there wouldn’t be an elite if somebody wasn’t paying them and giving them incentives. Same with Africa, everybody wants to blame the people and say this and that. The people have nothing to do with it.

  • candygirl

    i thought they were all here

  • Dr. Hayden Drake

    With out proper medical care and clean food and water, I expect the number will grow even higher.

    When I left there were people there that were so in shock that they would not eat. And this is only the beginning of the number of mental instabilities that will be caused by this “quake”

  • Dr. Hayden Drake

    The bit of hope mixed with desperation as they search for loved ones. I saw a man hands bleeding from around the nails as he tried to move the fallen remains of his house to search for his children. The search team had not arrived with the dogs yet and he was tired of waiting. Several people tried to help I am not sure if he ever found them alive or what. We had to move on to get food and water to a small neighborhood before it was too dark.

    When the rubble clears they will find more bodies… the number will be higher. I heard the screams, I saw the faces of the people searching… dead or alive they just had to know… they had to find their family.

  • Shawn

    @ Dr. Drake: Thank you for what service you were able to render there.

  • Rihanna's sharp n witchy fingernails took the oath

    Lord, Jesus take the wheel. My heart goes out to all those who lost someone due to this tragedy. What hurts the most is to know babies and children were hurt, crushed, disfigured, left motherless/fatherless, homeless- thar hurts the most.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAwH84vKF0A&feature=related U.S.A. wants to set up base in Haiti; used HAARP to cause earthquake
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAwH84vKF0A&feature=related U.S.A. wants to set up base in Haiti; used HAARP to cause earthquake
  • U.S.A. wants to set up base in Haiti; used HAARP to cause earthquake

    Haiti is About to Become America’s 51st State

  • Black_Orpheus(the original not the remake)

    Giving money seems so inadequate (though that’s the best I can do at this point) — it’s something like this that puts all the B-S that we waste so much time on in this country into perspective.

    150 thousand !!!!

    Such huge losses out of a population of about 10 million (it is comparable to 4.5 million losses in THIS country : it would be as though the ENTIRE POPULATION of S. Carolina or Louisiana or Kentucky were wiped out over night).

    We really ought to AT LEAST give as much as we can to reputable charities that will use the aid to help Haiti.

    And we really ought to put what we HAVE in perspective, compared to so many other people(s) in the African Diaspora.

  • http://youtube.com/sexy1234 Uhh yeah Ok

    Hey Guys

    SO this msg is mainly for GLOK and other ppl researching the conpiracy theories. I am sorry to jack this thread for this post.

    GLOK- the Illuminati all leads back to rome so if you want to find out more look for treaties made by Rome.

    Second, my readings indicate that you should not call yourself “negroes” because that actually comes from the term “necro” meaning dead in latin which was used in a law that basically says if you do not know where you are from or your identity you are a dead person free to inflicted with pain.

    You can look this up with the Morrocan “Moorish” treaty.

    h t t p:// blogs. myspace. c o m /index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=69917230&blogId=112841336

    Once again I’m sorry to post this in this thread…

  • http://www.christianlouboutinshoes-sale.com Sunny

    So Sad.

  • http://www.16barscollection.com Silent_Poet

    I feel so bad for them! It does make me smile to see how positive they are though, they are a strong people!

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  • Gmen

    god bless brothers and sisters

  • Glok9...All we do iz Spark Mad Izm!!

    UMM YEAH OK!
    THANKS A LOT ,…I TRULY APPRECIATE YOU …I SEE YOU ON YOUR JOB ….AND DOING SUCH A GREAT JOB ,..DONT WORRY ABOUT JACKING THIS THREAD, THE ILLUMINATI GOES FURTHER BACK THAN THAT ITS ALL FROM EGYPTIAN MYTH ,..SO IMMA CHECK OUT WHAT YOUR SAYING ,..AND DONT BE A STRANGER ,.US CONSIRACY FOLKS ONLY GET IT ,..TALK TO OTHERS YOU WASTING YOUR BREATHE THANKS AND WE WILL TALK 2MORROW,…STAY BLESSED!

  • Bacqui

    May Their Souls Rest In Peace!

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