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Al Jazeera English - Americas - Exodus as Haiti toll passes 150,000

Al Jazeera English - Americas - Exodus as Haiti toll passes 150,000: "Guido Bertolaso, Italy's civil protection chief, called the Haiti operation a 'pathetic' failure.

What was needed, he said, was a single international civilian co-ordinator to take charge, and for individual countries and aid agencies to stop flying their flags and posing for TV cameras and get to work.

'Unfortunately there's this need to make a 'bella figura' before the TV cameras rather than focus on what's under the debris,'' said Bertolaso, who won praise for his handling of Italy's 2009 quake in Abruzzo."