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Haiti: Two Years Later - by Stephen Lendman
Haiti remains devastated two years after its catastrophic earthquake.
On January 12, 2010, Haiti experienced a calamitous earthquake. Port-au-Prince was devastated. Property destruction and damage were extensive.
As many as 300,000 or more died. Many others were injured. Impoverished Haitians enduring crushing hardships lost everything, including loved ones.
Two years later, relief efforts belie unaddressed human needs.
A January 11 AFP article headlined, "Haiti quake victims stuck in a time warp," saying:
Port-au-Prince suburb Petionville symbolizes conditions. Around "2,500 people subsist in a crowded public park near open ditches flowing with human waste, a grim scene frozen in time two years after Haiti's earthquake disaster."
Homeless, half-clothed, barefoot children "chase a worn football across a filthy clearing, past puddles of putrid waste water."
Over half a million survivors endure appalling conditions in hundreds of makeshift camps. They remain homeless, struggling to survive.