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Editor: Stephen Clowney
Univ. of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Monday, August 20, 2012

Housing in Haiti

The New York Times has a piece that examines the housing situation in Haiti two-and-a-half years after the devastating earthquake.  The news isn't good:

Two and a half years after the earthquake, despite billions of dollars in reconstruction aid, the most obvious, pressing need — safe, stable housing for all displaced people — remains unmet.

In what international officials term a protracted humanitarian crisis, hundreds of thousands remain in increasingly wretched tent camps. Tens of thousands inhabit dangerously damaged buildings. And countless others, evicted from camps and yards, have simply disappeared with their raggedy tarps and rusty sheet metal into the hills.

Steve Clowney

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