English

Haiti political crisis stalls homebuilding for quake survivors – Reuters


Facing the city’s ruined cathedral, the tent she shares with her husband and two children is one of hundreds assembled from bed sheets, tarpaulin, wooden sticks and string.”I thought I’d live in a tent for just three or four months. But I’m still here,” said Fenfen, sitting under the canvas in the sweltering heat. “I can’t afford to rent, let alone ensure my children eat every day,” she said.The 7.0-magnitude earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010, killed more than 200,000 people, levelled much of Port-au-Prince and left 1.5 million Haitians homeless.While the number of people living in makeshift shelters has dropped by 94 percent, 79,000 people like Fenfen are still living in Port-au-Prince’s squalid tent camps. via Reuters

.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s