Monday, March 13, 2006

Oxfam Report: Recovering States? The Gulf Coast Six Months After the Storm

According to a new report by Oxfam America titled Recovering States? The Gulf Coast Six Months After the Storm, state and federal agencies are continuing to neglect poor communities six months after Hurricane Katrina displaced more than 800,000 people from their homes:

"Despite critical reports and investigative hearings of government failures, despite the flurry of commitments to confront poverty in the U.S.--six months after Katrina, little has changed," said Minor Sinclair, director of Oxfam America's Regional Office. "It's unconscionable that the same vulnerable people abandoned in the height of the storm could again be neglected in the recovery. There are still thousands of people who don’t have a place to live and don’t have answers to the most basic questions about their futures in the Gulf Coast."

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home