Many have been quick to point fingers and assign blame for the slow speed of recovery in Haiti. This can dangerously lead to a poorly-informed public and a skewed set of incentives for donors and NGOs.
No one knows where Haiti is headed, but the nation has survived other shock waves. The quake opened the next historical chapter, which began over two centuries ago when the black resistance made European empires tremble.
The electoral debacle appears to have one other beneficiary besides whoever wins the presidency. It is the boys who, for once in this super-dense city with almost no recreational spaces, have had endless open streets on which to play soccer.
Residents of some camps are being given enough aid to keep them alive, but with no permanent sanitation and infrastructure, while everyone is vulnerable to cholera. Cholera will be the great equalizer in the "good camp" "bad camp" debate.
If I find the fantastically clever Sarah Palin to be one of the shallowest political celebrities I've ever seen, it doesn't stop me from taking pause upon seeing these AP shots from the cholera treatment center in Haiti.
The Disaster Accountability Project (DAP) released an online petition today, targeting leaders of major disaster relief and aid organizations for failing to do more to prevent the cholera outbreak in Haiti.