I've just reread the whole thread, and several things come to mind.
1. Media coverage: at the end of the day, the media know damned well that local life has to go on as usual; everybody apart from those personally connected would simply stop switching on were constantly available new tragedy to remain the only fare offered.
2. Haiti: as has been written/implied, gangsters rule. Check out parts of Italy to find more of the same. My mother was in Naples at the time of a volcanic eruption and the folks there suggested that people abroad stop sending blankets, clothes, that they simply send money in order to make it simpler for the Mafia who, in the end, control all of it. This is not a joke; it's for real.
3. Bahrain: I know people who live there. I'm told there is an unbelievable free health service, education and even university service where you are paid a salary just to attend. The real problem seems to stem from the fact, common to many parts of Europe too, that locals are too comfortable to do some of the more menial labor, so they import people from the third world who work for peanuts and then, after about five years, can get permanent permission to live there. This causes great local resentment there, again as in Europe, but the answer has to lie in making it worthwhile for the indigenous people to get their act together and do the 'low' work themselves. Pointless blaming the poor from abroad... It would seem that it's this resentment that causes the political storms to brew and become unfocussed. Or so I'm reliably informed. I suppose that the only way to make people do infra dig work is to lower benefits for doing nothing. But votes...
4. Safety of nuclear power: it isn't, but then neither is anything else. You simply have to weigh the risks of alternatives, and I'd suggest nuclear comes very low in the good side of danger!