Monday 11 December 2017

Building a new future from the debris of a troubled past

Lundi Gresseau lives in one of the makeshift camps which surround Port-au-Prince
Lundi Gresseau lives in one of the makeshift camps which surround Port-au-Prince

Shane Hickey

A UNIQUE new method of building emergency housing in disaster-struck countries by using the rubble from earthquakes is being spear-headed by an Irish charity.

Engineers from Haven, which works extensively in Haiti, have started to use compacted rubble to construct two-room homes for families who have been left with nothing following the massive earthquake exactly one year ago.

A series of vigils will take place across the small Caribbean country today to commemorate the natural disaster which took the lives of an estimated 300,000 people.

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