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Haiti, a Nation in Mourning
Date:2/8/2010

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Four weeks after the catastrophic quake, Haiti's survivors face more than just staggering physical needs such as food and shelter, World Vision said today. More than 9 out of 10 people the humanitarian agency spoke to had lost loved ones--including friends, extended family or close family -- and need to make time for grieving and establish normal routines in order to recover, the Christian aid group said. Access to the basics of life and some sense of control are also an essential part of coping with loss, according to World Vision.

World Vision spoke to 150 people across three sites in Port-au-Prince, where the agency is providing emergency supplies and services to children and families. More than 40 percent of people asked had lost an immediate family member, while 14 percent said multiple members of their immediate family had been killed by the quake.  

"Haiti is a nation in mourning," said World Vision's chil
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