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Slow pace of reconstruction angers Haitians

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Slow pace of reconstruction angers Haitians


It has been six months since a seven magnitude earthquake struck Haiti.

As many as a quarter of a million people died and 1.5 million more were rendered homeless.

Despite a major reconstruction effort many Haitians fear, not enough is being done to rebuild the devastated island nation.

Mother of four Carmen Hypolite said: “We were expecting a change in our situation because they were speaking only about reconstruction, but the way things are going, we could be waiting five or 10 years, even for the rest of our lives and see nothing happen.”

Now, with the hurricane season approaching fears are growing for the hundreds of thousands of people still living in makeshift camps.

As aid agencies and United Nations officials call for sustained funding from donors, Haitians are impatient to see the billions of dollars pledged by the international community to translate into concrete projects.

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