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September 2021 Newsletter: From Response to Reconstruction

We are deeply grateful to our network for your incredible solidarity and generosity in the aftermath of the earthquake in southern Haiti a month ago. The most current assessments of the impact indicate over 2,200 people were killed and another estimated 12,000 people injured. Overall, more than 136,000 families have been impacted by the disaster. Although many large aid groups immediately mobilized to respond to the earthquake, we have been particularly moved and inspired by the outpouring of support within Haiti. It has been humbling to see the ways in which - despite the economic and security challenges faced across the country - neighbors have ...

American Interest: Rebuilding Haiti: Why is it taking so long?

by Tate Watkins in American Interest, May 10, 2012. “The glass is 10 percent full,” says Nigel Fisher, the U.N.’s humanitarian coordinator for reconstruction efforts in Haiti. “It’s now time to tackle the remaining 90 percent.” Yet more than two years after the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti, and after billions of recovery dollars pledged by the United Nations, foreign governments, and private aid organizations, 10 percent full sounds appalling. An estimated 420,000 Haitians still live in tent camps. The cholera outbreak that began in October 2010 has killed more than 7,000 and infected more than 500,000. (In March, U.N. special envoy ...