Haiti: Six months on

Published: Jul. 13, 2010 –  Al Jazeera

Six months after the earthquake that killed up to 300,000 people, the dust is starting to settle over Port-au-Prince. As it does, the deep wounds that fracture this country are re-emerging, more gaping than even before.

One-and-a-half million people remain displaced, many living under tents and tarps. Rubble removal is slow, and rebuilding has yet to begin.

The UN and NGOs are as omnipresent as the rubble – but the chasm between Haiti’s poor majority and the foreign organisations that say they are here to help seems as wide as ever.

And while the quake may have forced the international community to realise that Haiti needs a state, Haitians are debating who is up to the task of governing.

Al Jazeera’s reporter in Port-au-Prince Sebastian Walker hosts this special edition of Fault Lines.

Source: http://english.aljazeera.net/programmes/faultlines/2010/07/20107614463473317.html

 

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Oil in Haiti – Economic Reasons for the UN/US Occupation

Bush, Clinton and the crimes of US imperialism in Haiti

US Mercenaries Set Sights on Haiti

War Criminals Peddle “Humanitarian” Aid for Haiti

US Policy: More War, Less Relief

As US prepares long-term occupation, Haiti’s quake victims still without aid

The kidnapping of Haiti

U.S. Takeover of Haiti


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