Friday 20 October 2017

Anne Maguire: Haiti rebuilds from ruins despite world aid shortfall

Anne Maguire

Irish involvement is staggering. I think as a country that has struggled in the past and is going through a difficult phase, we relate to Haitian people

THIS Thursday is the second anniversary of the devastating earthquake that killed over 230,000 people and made more than 1.2 million people homeless in Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince.

Its impact in a country that before the earthquake was the poorest country in the western hemisphere can still be seen on every street corner, heard in every hawker's cry and witnessed throughout the 800 Internal Displacements Camps (IDP camps) littered around Port-au-Prince today.

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