A quarter of the country’s people live on less than $1.25 per day. About three-quarters are unemployed or subsist on their own. More than 50,000 people are still living in displacement camps, five years after their homes were destroyed.
When one of the world’s strongest earthquakes in recent years ravaged one of the globe’s poorest countries, Haiti, in January 2010, the images of suffering and the staggering fatalities prompted $10 billion in aid commitments from around the world.
There are signs of rebirth, and one of the most prominent was highlighted Tuesday when Haitian leaders, former president Bill Clinton and actor Sean Penn joined executives from Marriott International and a Caribbean telecom provider in opening a $45 million, 175-room hotel outside the capital of Port-au-Prince. via – The Washington Post.