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you leave without talking tonight. you've been quiet and shy, but thank you for being with us. >> thank you. i thought it's ridiculous they posted my name and address, why about the people arrested with illegal guns and-- >> we don't know those. think about that, people that didn't go through the year long process and took about a year for all of you-- >>, but that-- >> and on a map. >> what the right to privacy. >> the worst thing we're going to see right now, as a legislator, your i disagree with mr. gold on this, you're going to see bills from the senate and assembly that are going to protect us in this manner, but they're going to be coupled with gun control laws that are going to be hideous to us, that are going to be absolute-- come as a package and that's the way that it's going to get passed. >> sean: we're out of time. give you all-- give yourselves a big hand. thank you all for coming. [applause]. and i really appreciate it,
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thank you all. that's all the time we have left for this week. let not your heart be troubled. we'll be back on monday and i hope you have a great weekend. >> >> tonight, an on the record special, three years after a massive and deadly earthquake, we have some good news from haiti, the nation is rebuilding, the number of hatians living in publish plazas and along the roadway, and tonight we're going to give you a look what's happening in haiti right now and plus, we're going to show you what we are doing to help. >> there is breaking news now as fox reports tonight, and it's disaster out of the improverished caribbean nation of haiti. a powerful and potentially devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit in the last
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hour or so, just ten miles from the country's capital of port-au-prince. >> there are going to be some tough days over the next several days. >> i want to assure the people of haiti that the united states is a friend, a partner, and a supporter. >> in the next few days, people are going to be running out of food, out of water, i mean, we need help, urgent. >> i want the people of haiti to know that we will do what it takes to save lives and to help they will get back on their feet. >> the people of haiti will recover and rebuild, and as they do, they know they'll have a friend in the united states of america. >> this is the beginning of the flowering of haiti's north across every single economic segment. ♪
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>> can i tell you, there's nothing better than, when the academy bus pulled up and the kids started parading off the bus some were tentative and they've never seen anything as magnificent as this. >> it's life changing for the kids to come to a school like this, that has computers, that has this good quality teachers. and get a good education. >> oh! >> nice to meet you. >> again, nice to meet you. >> nice to meet you. >> these are our neighbors, these are great kids and we want them to be the best they can be. . [singing] >> we begin with a look at all of our efforts to give young hatians a chance at a new and better life. now, the 2010 earthquake that killed 300,000 people left many hatian children without parents and without homes. this enormous humanitarian
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sent reverend franklin into over drive to help. they wanted an orphanage where children could live and learn and my husband john and i want today help and the greta academy were open and we were all there to cut the ribbon. >> this is your new home. [clapping] >> and take a look behind me these kids had nothing two years ago. and because of the work and contributions of many you, samaritan's purse, reverend graham, they now have this magnificent facility here, greta home and academy, they have everything here.
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>> my name is mark. >> okay, nice to meet you. . >> nice to meet you. >> these kids come out and some of the greatest poverty not only in the western hems hemisphere, but in the world today and we want to train every kid. >> and you can say hello, or hi anytime. okay? >> in the morning, at noon, in the afternoon, you can say hello, my name is-- and hello. >> hello. >> shake hands.
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shake hands. >> they even have laptop computers here to help them grow, help them be a part of the world. these kids have an opportunity never in a million years would have had. >> yes, i am very excited to go to greta academy and i hope that so we do everything-- we (inaudible) we have everything. >> i want their dreams to come true. i don't want them to not be able to fulfill their dreams due to lack of education, lack of skill sets, lack of kids being able to have a dream. we want to instill that future in each of them that they can accomplish whatever they set
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out to do. >> and housing, education, jobs, what other challenges does haiti still face? and can the small nation make a comeback? reverend graham, what are the biggest obstacles facing haiti today? >> no question, it's the corruption, greta. it's the government. the government tries, but there's just so much corruption at every level and the best thing when we were in haiti, right after the earthquake, was when the 82nd airborne came in and for a few months, they were the government. and you could get things done. they need government that has authority. >> greta: is there any sort of sense of infrastructure? i mean, people here in the united states know we have some infrastructure. we have roads, we have police, do you have a sense there's any infrastructure there? >> oh, sure, there's infrastructure and you do see some improvements after the,
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earthquake, so many of the roads were destroyed and come back to some degree, we've been back there together. and driving along on asphalt and all of a sudden, a section of road that hasn't been paved and full of holes, because of the earthquake and it hasn't been fixed. the hatian people are hard working people and they need an opportunity, they need a chance. >> is there an educational system? are there stop lights, are there fire department, any of those things? >> well, occasionally you'll see a policeman maybe directing traffic, but, no, they don't have a lot of that. they do have an education system. is it adequate? in no way, and so many of the schools have not reopened after the earthquake. but in three years, i have seen improvement in haiti and there are a few bright spots. >> obviously, it's a very different situation now than it was in the immediate aftermath of the quake, you don't have destroyed buildings everywhere. you don't have thank god, bodies in the streets. but if you're really talking
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about the long-term things that are necessary in order for people in haiti to have better lives, stronger institutions and more resilient states, those things are no better today than they were three years ago and unfortunately the country is in many ways the same condition as it was on the afternoon before the earthquake hit. >> the big picture there have been improvements in the country. after the earthquake the entire country was literally in chaos, nearly every building over one story were demolished and-- >> how do you describe it today. >> you have to remember the background of haiti. before the earthquake haiti was the poorest country in the western hemisphere, only 30% of the population had access to electricity and 5% of the roads were what we considered good. you begin with that back drop and look where they are today. a lot of ways to improve, but there's been some progress, but a lot of frustration, too. >> just to get the frame of reference though, when i was there with you in december, to
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travel from the airport to the greta home and academy, about how many miles? >> that's probably about 15 miles. >> and it took us how long to travel the 15 miles. >> on a good day, make it in two hours. >> so there's something wrong there. >> there's definitely something wrong, you'll see the roads, even the main thoroughfares the ones you were riding on, it will look pretty good for a couple hundred yards and then a couple hundred yards of missing road and that's the problem the government just hasn't been able to establish itself to make the long-term improvements in the infrastructure. but the things that are the foundation of functioning government society, where the people can be healthy and prosper. >> there's always a chance that things can improve. i just wouldn't say that things really seem to be improving right now. it seems that the same mistakes that were made before the earthquake, and made the conditions so bad during the earthquake are still present and there isn't really a lot of signs that those things are changing right now. >> port-au-prince is not the best place, the capital, just
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seems so dysfunctional when you're in port-au-prince, if you get out of the city you see improvement and there's some improvement in certain parts of the city no question. but it's still a basket case. and the hatian people need help. and again, greta, they're not hazy people, these are good-hard working people, great people, but just need a little bit of help and that's what i want to do at samaritan's purse, we want to help the people and continue to do it in jesus name, in god's son's name and love them and do the best we can for them. i can't help the whole country, but help a few, greta and that's what i want to zero in on, the few that i can help and do it in god's name and just show god's love to the few that i can take care of. >> greta: what are the biggest obstacles facing haiti? >> i think the one is just having a government that truly is functioning, looking at the long range things. there's infrastructure items that help the society to prosper for a long time. you know, haiti had a history of this for years. i mean, they've had one bad
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government after another, the u.s. has a long history there. remember, we first went in and occupied haiti 1915 to 1934 and u.s. forces back again after president aristide left. and then we had a history of nonfunctioning governments or governments functioning to benefit themselves rather than the people and that takes a long time to recover. >> greta: do you assess that haiti can rebuild itself? and not only rebuild itself from the earthquake, but rebuild itself from decades of squalor and lack of infrastructure? do you have optimism? >> i think it can occur, a lot of progress, and help from groups and governmental, forces still there. and potential is there. look at the other side of the isle, the dominican republic. cruiseships going there, but who heard of cruiseships going to haiti.
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it has to be developed and fostered and work for the future. >> the real problem, a lack of durable institutions in the country and part that have has to do with interference from the outside over the years, and also, the functions of the state, and functions that would ordinarily be provided by public agencies and even by private hatian agencies being supplanted by organizations and governments on the outside. that's been a real problem in haiti for decades and a huge problem since the earthquake and a problem today. >> we can't judge haiti's progress against a modern country. before the earthquake where was haiti, poorest in the hemisphere. and shocking, in port-au-prince even in 2010 one year after the massive earthquake struck. on the record took a tour along with franklin graham and former alaskan governor sarah
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palin. >> there are people-- (inaudible) it's just unfortunate that-- (inaudible) the united nations brought it in. >> it was imported into the country. >> they think it was through-- that brought it. >> and it spread like wild fire? >> you're talking about close to 600,000 infections what they're estimating. >> where are we headed right now? >> we're coming up on the west side of and i think you guys are just off that, about ten o'clock, the runway is just over there about ten o'clock and you can kind of see the open green area and coming up on the port area, out on the west side of port-au-prince. >> look, this is what we call the city--
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one huge slum. >> look at that place. you know-- >> where the ship is parked right here at ten o'clock right, this is where all of our stuff comes in, all of our lumber, see our lumber sitting down at ten o'clock, porta-potties or whatever. >> that's your lumber. >> yeah, that's where the ships come in right there. and the main port, you can see the containers all coming up, and you'll see those are all in the water as you remember, and so the main port is this next area. the runway is probably just out there back there towards your left, seven o'clock out there. >> and you're talking about supplies. >> the problem is not getting it it in, it's once you get is here it's customs. >> why won't they let it in. >> what about food shipments? >> same thing, medicine same thing. >> that's inhumane. >> it is. >> what do they want, what are
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they asking for? >> some tens of thousands of dollars. >> yes. >> all right, now, the governor's side, she's on your side. >> okay. >> point out to her what we're looking at. >> the epicenter of the earthquake was actually a little to our right, but port-au-prince got hammered very, very strong and part of the problem you can see out to the right see how are things stacked on top of each other and it's just, you know, it's just, it's-- the stadium right there, that's the stadium where you'll be. >> see the stadium where i'll be in january. >> sir, the rubble, you see, here almost. and it's just everywhere. >> the people aren't still living in these buildings? >> not many, not many, but all of the little shanties are people putting up something beside their house so they can
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keep track of it and keep it. >> and that was the montana right there. >> to the right. >> yeah, right down below us. >> that's the hotel. >> that was the montana. >> what about security after dark. >> it's not very good. >> what does not very good mean? >> the police kind of hide to be honest with you. in fact, when the riots started this past week, the police kind of hid. this is downtown right here, it looks terrible, nothing has been done, it's nothing, but rubble. and you can't tell that anything has been done. >> are next to the president house, the blue tarps, are they displaced people. >> yes. >> and people have come out. >> yeah this is the middle of the city and look at the displaced people. >> and most of those blue tarps are ours, you'll see-- >> they're on your side. can you imagine living in there? >> look at that church to the
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left. >> this is the catholic church, i think the archbishop was killed. >> yes, yes. >> and down below us to the right, sarah, look at that mass of humanity down there. >> oh, my goodness, look at all of those people. >> the market. >> yeah, look at -- look at the streets right in front of us, there, look where sarah is at. >> up those streets, piles and piles, there it is, that's the church there. >> oh, yeah. >> greta: straight ahead immediately after the quake struck the world rushed into help. but is haiti getting any international support now? that's next. a deadly epidemic wreaking havoc on haiti, cholera inadvertently brought in by u.n. peacekeepers costing thousands of lives. is cholera still a threat
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are living to clear the streets of the corpses, the very tragic job that has to be done and to begin working on the electricity, the transportation, the telecommunications, now, the nuts and bolts how they get up and going again. >> greta: that was secretary of state hillary clinton speaking to "on the record" right on the airport tarmac in haiti and that interview just six days after the 7.0 earthquake hit. now, immediately after the deadly january 2010 quake, the international community rushing in to help the devastated nation. but what about now? is there any help or hope left? what is the international community doing and how do you define the international community? >> first of all, you have the governments from other countries, united states, france, the european union, people like that, groups like that that are working and that have taken specific projects and jobs that they are focused on. then you have ngo,
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nongovernmental organizations like samaritan's purse and many others, that take smaller areas and focus on them. we focused on rubble removal, we focused on rebuilding, or providing temporary shelter for people, people were sleeping out on the roads after the earthquake. people had no place to go so we bought -- we built 15,000 temporary shelters and took care of 75,000 people able to get out of the rain and mud and we focused on the cholera epidemic and were you a huge help, greta you allowed me to speak to the issue, we could not get ringers lactate to save the lives of people and could not get it until you put the spotlight on it. >> greta: why couldn't you get it? >> the united states government has supplied the ringers lactate to the hatian government and their ministry of health had it. we were not part of the ministry of health and would not give it to the ngo's, only saving it for themselves, but they were not taking care of cholera patients at that time.
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so, here you had a warehouse full of this material, this iv fluid that would save the life of these people, but we were one of the few groups in haiti that were actually taking care of the cholera epidemic. so, it was one of those things you put a spotlight on it greta, it was a huge help. and there was, you know, fox news has done a great job giving the spotlight. other news organizations have put a spotlight on haiti. we need to continue to help haiti. it's just a few hours off our shore and if we don't help them solve their problems, they'll come to hurricane by the boat loads. >> greta: how about the international community? are they still aggressively helping and are they showing, a good contribution, one that's leading to success? >> this is the thing, it's a mixed bag. right, because you have organizations that come in and maybe into the small area where they work, a small community or small subject area, they're able to make some kind of progress. unfortunately, often times
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that progress isn't going to last, that group, or outlast that group's exit from the country. but the real issue is that often times, when the responders are coming in, they end up doing more harm than good. one good example that's been discussed here and elsewhere, is the cholera epidemic. it's killed nearly 8,000 people in haiti. it's spread to the dominican republic, to cuba and there have been cases all over the region, and that's a disease that all evidence shows was brought to the country by united nations peacekeepers. who were there ostensibly to help, ostensibly to keep the peace and help maintain political stability, but ironically, they ended introducing the contagion that created the tragedy that so many responders who came after the earthquake said that they were trying to avoid, which was the massive outbreak of it disease. >> i think the international community has done a lot in haiti, particularly ngo's, it's been three years now and seeing an exodus of ngo's in
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there in large measure and pulling out now. so it's on the down slide, i'd say on the amount of international activities and u.n. forces are present, more than a peace keeping, watching mode, not doing anything particularly active. three years later it's hard to sustain momentum on any international effort at that amount of time. >> greta: coming up, america's doctors and nurses saving lives in haiti. medical professionals headed to haiti right after the quake and stayed long after. why should you care so much about haiti? those answers next. also, we're going to take you back inside the greta home and academy. you'll see how 80 hatian children are being educated and learning to love school. that's coming up.
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>> and five days, six days
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after the earthquake itself and we have had doctors here around the clock, i think 20 hours a day operating well into the night so we're able to bring personnel in, you can still see behind me probably 200 people waiting and some of them will die tonight, no question the next hour, we're working as hard as we can. >> greta: and can't get more dire than that, more than 300,000 people killed in the earthquake in haiti and 300,000 more hurt. and hundreds of american doctors and medical personnel travel to go haiti to help save lives. so why does haiti matter to you and to america? >> why should the americans be concerned about haiti? there are lots of places in the world to worry about and even home to worry about, why haiti? >> first, the geographic proximity. right next door to haiti and we have historical ties to haiti, to the government, and many ties between american
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citizens and haiti. but most importantly, it's right there and the problems, if we don't help he solve the problems in haiti, they will come to america. because we are, we've seen the migration of people in bad times in haiti trying to come into the united states. so we are best served by creating a system and helping the hatian government to solve the problems they have. >> greta: why should americans care about haiti? we have problems here and around the world and that's the question i always get asked. >> there's a couple of things and i've heard often when the question is asked is haiti's proximity to the united states and that's true. another thing to consider, haiti's problems don't act in a vacuum. the united states has been involved in haiti since the beginning. and haiti is the second oldest and united states the first. and they've had a relationship often acrimonious. involved occupation by haiti, united states in haiti. not everything the united states has done there has been good.
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one example is that the united states has overseen the implementation of food policy in haiti, that involves the importation of heavily subsidized american grain, especially rice, which is undercut hatian farmers and put a lot of hatian families out of business and worsened poverty there. it's not like we can just sit back and say, oh, this isn't really our problem, this is their problem, they need to fix it because we've been involved all along in good as well as in bad and it's not like we can just choose to disengage when things aren't going so well there. we've been involved, we're still involved. there isn't a choice in the matter the only question, do we want to be a force for good or be something else. >> greta: we traveled in armored cars, was that overkill or-- >> you're precious cargo, it wasn't overkill. >> is it dangerous for americans? >> depends where you are, the government, a lot of instability, a lot of violence and corruption, police corruption has occurred in
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places, so when you're travelling in haiti. your concerned about safety. particularly when you get off the main thoroughfares, when the sun goes down, because it's a society where the police force is not that active, it's not really present very much outside of the main cities. >> but the state department recently issued a travel advisory which it did for many americans, and haiti caught my attention. >> they drecently reduced the travel advisory, i think a wise precaution by the state department. again, there's been improvements in haiti and the president's government has been taking active steps to improve the safety and security in the country, but it's still a dangerous place to be. >> the problems aren't solved in haiti, sooner or later they're going to get in boats like i've seen in the past and come to our shores one way or another. so, let's help haiti solve their problems. the hatian people, everybody likes to come to america, but everybody loves their own home and hatians love haiti and if we can help solve their political problems, that they would stay.
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>> and aren't they spectacular beautiful places in haiti. people never been there, absolutely gorgeous. >> haiti is a spectacularly beautiful country and the name comes from the word, old native word for a mountainous place. it has soaring peaks, basically the highest mountains in the caribbean are on the island of hispanola. there are beautiful beaches. in the north, there's the citadel, and it's the world heritage sight, originally a fortress built to propel attacks from the the french, but on itself, magnificent castles on top of a the mountain, it's a beautiful country. gorgeous. >> greta: what does haiti need? i guess operating government. anything else it needs? >> i think it needs to develop. it's got the resources there, that's the conundrum. you look at haiti and the resources, the lush terrain, the beaches, our compound where we worked with samaritan's purse in haiti,
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we're on the beach and sit and eat your meal ten yards from the water and i wouldn't put the my toe more would i. the government has no sewer system and the that's drain into the bay. we can't help them. we can help individuals in haiti. we can't fix the haiti government. we can't correct their problems. the government of haiti has to be developed and focused on the long-term effort. >> i don't think you realize it's so hot there you drink a lot of water and people drinking out of plastic bottles and chuck it, it ends up in the sewer system, it clogs everything up, i know that the samaritan's purse and reverend graham had to pay to retrieve those bottles to get them out of there, the drains, so there'd be less sewage stopped up. horrible, never ending cycle. >> one great program is our recycling program. we set up entrepreneurs, they
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pay and collect a group of businessmen working with them, they go out and gather the plastic and we bring it into a central facility and bundle and bail it with the machines we have and take it to the recycling center. in just 2012, almost $100,000 to the hatian economy by paying the people involved in this program so we helped make their lives better and showed them what it was like to be an entrepreneur. what it was like to take care of their family. what it was like to involve the community in this effort. and the end result was cleaning up haiti, a huge problem. >> greta: and on the same land mass is the dominican republic. a vastly different country y do you think the difference between the dominican republic on one side of the land mass and haiti on the other. they look very different. one is prosperous and one is truly a country in crisis. >> it's just the government, greta, no question. and haiti had a dictator, and you could go right on down the line of these corrupt
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political leaders that have been in the country that have taken advantage of the hatian people. now, for a little over a century. they need america's involvement, no question, we need to be there and help the hatian people. but i just wish that the united states government would get involved in even a bigger way and help them administratively. we did this to iraq. how come we can't help them and do this in haiti by actually putting them up, a military administrative, somebody to go in and actually help run the country. set the systems back in place and turn it over to the hatian people and when every system is up and running. it can be done, we did it in iraq. >> greta: coming up after the earth stopped shaking, the people of haiti facing another giant and deadly threat. cholera. the latest on the epidemic. plus, our tour of a samaritan's purse cholera clinic for children. that's next and so many children left without parents and left without homes. now, a fresh start for dozens of haiti's children.
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>> this is where a number of women are cleaning their clothes and i can't emphasize enough how serious the water problem is here in haiti for cholera. so you can imagine how we take a look at this and we see them washing clothes that are dirty in the water, and we see
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people drinking this water. and they're working hard here, the the hatians to get their clothes clean, but this is not exactly an ideal situation. if you notice that they wash their feet. take baths in the water and wash their clothes and the children here, and the children don't wear diapers and sort of adds to the problem because a lot of the cholera is from situations where the bacteria from being passed around through the water. water. but this is a country in great need. and so, different, so vastly different from what it could be. it's a beautiful country. haiti could be beautiful, haiti could be prosperous, but terrible unrest, terrible violence and now this cholera epidemic. >> greta: cholera, one of the biggest threats to the hatian people since the earthquake. the cholera outbreak erupted in october, 2010 and it's been widely blamed on the camp of
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u.n. peacekeepers from nepal. it killed thousands. so is cholera still a problem today? >> we've traveled to haiti and seen the cholera clinic you had up and running a couple of years ago and it looked like the cholera, a horrible epidemic, people lost their lives and very sick. that seemed to be on the road to elimination, but is it back? is cholera back? >> it is greta, but not like it was, it's being contained in some of the rural areas, again, most of it is because of water. it's a water born issues, if you could boil the water, people have the education, to understand where it comes from and we've seen that in haiti and able to educate people about just the water and making sure your water is boiled. but, the cholera is nothing like it was two years ago. two years ago it was a crisis. >> greta: when you talk about boiling the the water in order to avoid getting cholera. is the hatian government in any way trying to educate
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their people to boil the water so that they can avoid getting cholera or is that just left to the ngo's? >> greta, i can't speak to that, i don't know what the government's doing, all i know is what we do. and we're just trying to fill a vacuum that is left by the government, by not being at the door when they need to be at the door. >> greta: when i'm in haiti, what strikes me, there's one part of haiti that's absolutely chaos, i've been in cholera clinics, down the streets where it's just, you know, the thousands and thousands of people, there seems to be absolutely no order, squalor, poverty, people look hungry and then i go to some areas of haiti and it's the most magnificent beautiful place i've ever seen in my life. >> well, the poverty is very real. i will say one thing that as an outsider and i'm speaking as an outsider myself even though i was living there three and a half years, living there for three years as an outsider. a lot of times what appeared to be chaos to us when we come into situations from the outside actually have their own sort of internal order.
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you'll see people out on the street and looks like they're just sort of you know, hawking things at random and shouting at cars passing by and it looks like total madness, but in fact, they're operating businesses there, part of long chains of command that go all the way back to the united states to producers and other places, and you know, they're in their own way, part of is global economy and have their own way of doing business and one of the problems a lot of outsiders have when they come into haiti and try to do good, and come in often times with very good intentionses mistake what they see around them for being nothingness or bleakness or chaos on which some kind of outside formal order has to be imposed without respecting the way that hatians conduct their lives on their own of course. and improving that understanding would be a significant and optimistic step improving the lives going forward. >> i think there's an awareness of cholera, but it
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could coming back by day and access to clean water is a tremendous issue in haiti. lack of clean water causes so much health problems. high infant morality rate in haiti and that's one reason we worked with a lot of water and sanitation programs, digging new wells and teaching people sanitation techniques, how to wash their hands and take care of food to try to eliminate this. the good point of the terrible cholera epidemic, it did raise awareness, how you can fix it and work toward-- you're never going to fix cholera, but lessen the impact in the future. >> greta: and the sadness how it got introduced this round into it country was post earthquake, when some u.n. people from the u.n., i guess, brought it in inadvertently. >> i think that's been documented. it came in and went in the water system literally down the street from where that u.n. group was and spread rapidly. >> any other health issues there. >> infant morality is a huge
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issue, one of the highest rates in the country and goes to the lack of health care, good water sources and leads to the disease and infant morality. >> greta: and when we were in haiti, former governor palin and i visited a clinic and doctors and nurses working to save the lives of hatian infants. >> we're at the clinic supported by samaritan's purse and of course many contributions from many around the world, but also by the many hard workers and we've talked to people, they're from denver, from all states around the country doing one thing, trying to help and here is the sign, you see cholera prevention treatment center, u.s. aid from the american people and that's you all, the american people. and if you think your money doesn't make a difference, it sure does. take a look at the pediatric unit, children all over come in here, would die within hours if they didn't get fluids. governor palin is meeting a couple of the little children, but the children come in here literally hours away from
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death and with hard work, by all of these volunteers, from samaritan's purse and your u.s. aid you're saving lives and this is a desperate situation. the cholera epidemic many people think has been grossly understated and a far graver problem in haiti than stated, but the bottom line, people here, if nothing else, are working really hard to save lives. >> hey, little sweet love. >> and they came in i don't know if they told you about cholera, but we actually think the malnourishment is the bigger problem and these guys are sick and they look about, six week, six week old babe, so, their cholera, they beat quickly, but we're almost keeping them as long as we can so we can feed them as much as we can. >> straight ahead. education leads to jobs, what lessons are the children at the greta home and academy be
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blp >> 80 hatian children not-- now given a chance at a new life. she gives us a closer look inside the new school. >> it's life changing for these children to have the opportunity to come to a school like this that has computers, that has a good quality teachers, and get a good education, most do not have that opportunity. that we believe that it will change their lives from this day forward.
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>> stand up, please. good morning, sir. >> good morning. >> say good good morning, teacher. >> good morning, sir. >> good morning, teacher. >> how are you? nice to meet you. >> nice to meet you. >> okay, sit down. (applause) >> some of the children that are living here at greta home and academy have lost their parents due to the earthquake. and many of them, their parents are poverty stricken, cannot care for them so the hatian government classifies the children as needy or orphan that we house those type of children here at greta home. >> mostly here in haiti, most children are-- do not have the ability to go to school. all of the school system here in haiti is private, so you have to pay a tuition fee. so many children don't have the opportunity to go to school and get a good education. our education is going to focus on leadership, management, computers,
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linguistics and hope to offer some type of technical training for children, maybe in car carpentry and mechanics, and linguistics, maybe as trancelators in the government. and we have 73 children we're caring for and our prayer would be really they have the opportunity that any child in america or another developed country would have and that is to attend school, meeting their needs educationally, physically, spiritually, to provide for them and give them better opportunity to succeed in life. i want their dreams to come true. i don't want them to not be able to fulfill their dreams due to lack of education, lack of skillset, lack of just being able to have a dream. we want to instill that future in each of them that they can
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accomplish whatever they set out to do. >> greta: rebuilding haiti, our on the record special continues in just a minute. stay with us.
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