Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Nine Months After the Quake – a Million Haitians Slowly Dying

by: Bill Quigley, t r u t h o u t | Report, Oct 11, 2010

Haitians sit among the rubble in Port-au-Prince following an earthquake in January. (Photo: Zoriah)

“If it gets any worse,” said Wilda, a homeless Haitian mother, “we’re not going to survive.” Mothers and grandmothers surrounding her nodded solemnly.

We are in a broiling “tent” with a group of women trying to raise their families in a public park. Around the back of the Haitian National Palace, the park hosts a regal statute of Alexandre Petion in its middle. It is now home to 5,000 people displaced by the January 2010 earthquake.

Nine months after the quake, over a million people are still homeless in Haiti.

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