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- Posted on Jan 14th 2010 5:48AM by Barnaby Smith
The devastating earthquake, which registered at 7.0 on the Richter scale, resonates particularly with these two influential figures, who both visited Haiti in 2002 on behalf of the charity Oxfam.
"It's a country of extreme poverty and brutal living conditions," Martin was quoted in the NME. "Most people in [Haiti capital city] Port-Au-Prince live in tin shacks. The earthquake that has struck Haiti will have turned the city into an unimaginable hell. The people of Haiti will be desperate for help and assistance."
Eavis echoed Martin's sentiments, saying, "It's the poorest place I've ever been by a long way. It seems doubly unfair that it should be hit by such a devastating earthquake, especially after the hurricanes of the last two years. They do not have the resources needed to cope with a disaster of this scale, that is what makes this so much worse."
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