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Million Plus Remain Homeless and Displaced in Haiti: One Year After Quake


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Million Plus Remain Homeless and Displaced in Haiti: One Year After Quake

Bill Quigley, Jeena Shah

One year after the January 12, 2010 earthquake, more than a million people remain homeless in Haiti. Homemade shelters and tents are everywhere in Port au Prince. People are living under plastic tarps or sheets in concrete parks, up to the edge of major streets, in the side streets, behind buildings, in between buildings, on the sides of hills, literally everywhere.

UNICEF estimates that more than 1 million people – 380,000 of them children – still live in displacement camps.

“The recovery process” as UNICEF says, “is just beginning.”