Three years ago today, Haiti was rocked by a mammoth earthquake. Over 200,000 people were killed, another 300,000 or so injured, and over a million made homeless. The capital, Port au Prince, was especially devastated.
The map is from a Wikipedia article.
From the Huffington Post:
Three years on, much of the conversation surrounding the Haiti earthquake recovery has centered around charities squandering money, the gains U.S. contractors made and how Haitians themselves received very little money.
But what has actually been done to rebuild?
“When you look at things, you say, ‘Hell, almost three years later, where is the reconstruction?’" Michèle Pierre-Louis, a former prime minister of Haiti, described to the New York Times. “If you ask what went right and what went wrong, the answer is, most everything went wrong. There needs to be some accountability for all that money.”
Since the 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Haiti killing an estimated 222,570 people, major challenges remain as the country slowly rebuilds.
But rebuilding is, in fact, taking place.
The article continues. Her is more from the New York Times.
Help is still needed; check out these charities. I am partial to Mercy Corps.
"Beyond mountains there are mountains." - Haitian proverb