Haiti fact of the day

Victims like her could eventually bring the number of Haiti's quake-related amputees to as many as 150,000 – meaning almost 2% of the nation's 9 million people could be in that condition by year's end.

The source article is here.  Here is one source on the problem:

Most previous amputees were like Verly Boulevard, 31, who lost a leg in a car crash and has spent years hobbling on crutches, unemployed. "In Haiti, if you're an amputee you don't exist," says Boulevard as he waits for water at a crowded and squalid tent camp in the Port-au-Prince suburb of Pétionville. "It will be difficult to change that, even after the earthquake."


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