Haiti 2 years on – A summary

10/01/2012 at 11:39 am 1 comment

On 12 January, we mark the second anniversary of the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti in the early days of 2010.

The Haiti earthquake was the world’s second biggest earthquake disaster since the year 1900.

In Ireland, Haiti Week will take place on 21 – 28 January. The aim of the Week is “to raise awareness of Haiti through art, music and the business community, and to celebrate a special island that is bravely struggling to meet a range of challenges.” (RTE news on the launch of Haiti Week)

The reconstruction of the country is still very slow:

But there are also many positives:

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Also note:

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