Juliette Kayyem on U.S. recovery efforts in Haiti

Haiti’s Lifeline Runway
The Boston Globe
January 12, 2012
Op-ed by: Juliette Kayyem, lecturer in public policy with the Belfer Center and member of the Belfer Center Board of Directors
Topic: U.S. recovery efforts in Haiti

“MOTHER EARTH’S cruelty arrived in Haiti two years ago today. She came by land and by sea, killing people, destroying property, and devastating the ports. But she did not arrive by plane; that runway was spared. If there was any mercy in Haiti in January 2010, it was that a single transportation lane was somehow left alone. One sole landing strip, unscathed at the Toussaint Louverture International Airport, provided a lifeline to the outside world.”

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