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Haiti is emerging from the rubble – Korea Times


haiti_flagBillions in foreign aid was pledged and legions of humanitarian workers poured into Haiti while powerful figures stepped up, such as former President Bill Clinton, who co-chaired the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission, the international coordinating body for the reconstruction process.A caring, worldwide spotlight finally fell on Haiti, bringing an unprecedented opportunity to rebuild the troubled country’s infrastructure with an amount nearing $10 billion ― the equivalent of a massive Kickstarter project to rebuild a nation, literally and figuratively, from the ground up.But as Haiti prepares to mark the fifth anniversary of one of its most tragic events, the magnitude 7 earthquake of Jan. 12, 2010, it continues to face a series of political and economic challenges. via Korea Times

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