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Desperate Haitians riot over limited UN food aid

AJ Contributor

UN troops and Haitian police are struggling to maintain order a fortnight after the earthquake that killed 200,000 people and left more than a million homeless.

Machete fights have been reported as families argue over who should have access to the desperately limited supply of tents. Yesterday UN peacekeepers were forced to use pepper spray and rubber bullets as a food hand-out at one of the biggest homeless encampments in the centre of Port-au-Prince was over-run by thousands of starving people.

Full story: Desperate Haitians over-run UN food hand-out – Times Online