Friday, January 20, 2012

Haitian Poverty, 2 Years after the Earthquake

Having seen the slow recovery and response to the poor in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina (5 years after the disaster, most of the old poorer neighborhoods were still largely unrecovered), it is not a surprise to me the number of people in Haiti who are still without basic living needs after 2 years.  This article details some of the numbers...

More than a third of households affected by the deadly 2010 Haiti earthquake and over half of those living in the camps have not recovered basic household assets nearly two years after the disaster, according to an analysis by Tulane University researchers.

1 comment:

Global Crafts said...

Visiting Haiti a couple of years ago, it is astounding that such poverty exists so close to the USA.