Nobody can fail to be moved by the scenes unfolding in Haiti after the earthquake hit yesterday evening.
Haitian officials fears that more than 100,000 people have been killed as houses, schools, hospitals and prisons all collapsed prompting a desperate search for survivors.
It is admirable the way that many countries have sent aid and search teams as well as setting up much needed fund raising for the country but why does it take such a catastrophe to prompt help for a nation that is described as the poorest in the Western World?
It was the poorest country the day before the earthquake hit also but i didn't hear of nations organising any air-lifts of food parcels or tents for those homeless or living in dangerously constructed houses.
It is amazing what countries can achieve when we act together for a good cause but it is shameful that it takes such devastation and heart rendering pictures of widespread loss of life to get us to put aside our differences and do something altruistic for the poorest of the World.