Some incredible if disturbing images of Haiti from the Boston Globe.  The pictures of residents sleeping in the street and the images of some of the shattered neighbourhoods begin to put a sense of scale on things.  But do we feel increasingly detached looking through the window of the internet at these scenes as we become desensitised to suffering. 

Six days later the situation had improved slightly.  

This article in the Guardian is good at explaining the differences between the neighbouring Dominican Republic and Haiti in particular focusing on the issue of deforestation.  Haiti is 98% deforested!.