The Montreal Gazette on progress in Haiti:
The larger international organizations are used to the criticism that they aren't doing enough, fast enough. But Oxfam, like others, says it's difficult to move forward until the government puts people in charge of the reconstruction plan drawn up at a donor's conference in New York in March.
The goodwill that was palpable in the first weeks following the quake, with strangers helping strangers, has been replaced by arguments over handouts from the myriad NGOs here, and crime is on the rise.
... This week, the National Human Rights Defence Network reported that crimes like rape, murders, armed robberies, car theft and kidnappings continue to increase. In June alone, there were at least 27 murders, the Haitian NGO said.
"There was a sense of solidarity after the quake, but now people are going back to looking out for themselves," said Alfred Gibbs, of the Haitian NGO. "Food is no longer being distributed to many, so those who don't have work or money are going back to crime."