NW MEP slams Europe’s response to Haiti disaster

Northwest MEPJim Higgins says Europe has failed Haiti with its slow response after last weeks earthquake.

He says that the EU should have had people on the ground immediately after the quake struck so that a co-ordinated plan could have been put in place.

The comments come as a 6.1 magnitude aftershock hit this morning 60 kilometres from the capital Port-au-Prince.

Speaking at the European Parliament in Strasbourg Jim Higgins said that Europe did not act quickly enough.

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