Reports criticize Katrina relief efforts - Nation: "Reports criticize Katrina relief efforts
By: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Issue date: 8/23/06 Section: Nation
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NEW ORLEANS - No less than a half-dozen reports on the Hurricane Katrina recovery effort are being released to coincide with the one-year anniversary of the storm - and nearly all criticize the sluggish pace of the response.
The reports document a host of problems, from the still-unfinished levees to the plight of small businesses and the continuing racial divide.
'It's a pretty bleak picture,' said Minor Sinclair, who heads the U.S. regional office of Oxfam America, a charitable organization."