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One year on, Haiti lingers between survival and hope

Video by Mairead DUNDAS

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2011-01-12

A year after Haiti's catastrophic earthquake, FRANCE 24 devotes a special evening to the disaster and the long road to recovery that lies ahead. Join our teams in Paris and in the field for a two-hour-long retrospective beginning at 10 pm (GMT+1).

One year after a January 12 earthquake devastated parts of Haiti and razed government buildings in the capital, FRANCE 24 correspondents return to Port-au-Prince for a special report on how Haitians are coping in the aftermath.

FRANCE 24 spoke with some young survivors who still struggle to comprehend the destruction. Although caught up themselves in the chaos and despair, they persevere in the struggle to survive. But their country still lacks the infrastructure needed to provide basic, life-sustaining resources. A cholera epidemic that has gripped the island nation in the months since the earthquake has claimed more than 3,600 lives, with a lack of equipment and poor hygiene complicating the efforts of medical teams.

Despite the mobilisation of much of the world in the weeks following the disaster, Haiti still labours to rebuild, while also seeking to safeguard its cultural heritage. Are reconstruction efforts living up to expectations? How much aid has been received? And where is the money going? Nigel Fisher, the UN’s humanitarian coordinator in Haiti, gave FRANCE 24 a progress report on the issues.

As Haiti prepares for a presidential run-off following an inconclusive November vote, a sense of political uncertainty as President René Preval prepares to step down on February 7 has only added to the unease. Amid allegations of fraud and counter-accusations, the second round looks set to go forward in an atmosphere pervaded by tension.
 

Date created : 2011-01-10

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