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WWNO News Reports
Thu January 21, 2010
UNO Haiti expert sees decades of help needed
By Eileen Fleming
New Orleans, La. – Associate political science professor John Kiefer has been involved in solving Haiti's problems since the early 1990s, when as a Marine he was assigned to the U-S embassy there during political turmoil. Since then, he's become an expert in crisis management. He says last week's earthquake has left the country with problems for years to come.
He said Haiti needs the expertise that Americans learned after dealing with the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina.
Kiefer said that after earthquake casualties are recovered, Haitians will need training on how to rebuild and education on sustaining its health and social systems before it can stand alone.