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Nightmare goes on for Haiti quake survivors

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Nightmare goes on for Haiti quake survivors


For those who survived the dreadful events of January 12, the nightmare continues.

Around one million people, including 380,000 children, still live in some of the 1,200 makeshift villages.

Protests broke out in Port-au-Prince as ordinary Haitians demanded justice for the quake victims.

Aid agencies say only 5 per cent of the rubble has been removed.

Despite billions of euros in aid pledges from foreign governments, reconstruction work has barely begun.

Denis O’Brien, chairman of the Irish-owned cell phone company Digicel that is Haiti’s biggest foreign investor, told Reuters that most members of Haiti’s ruling elite families have done little to help.

“They’re making massive profits on the importation of goods, products, services, everything … Profiteering at a major scale is going on here,” O’Brien said.

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