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10 Jan 2011 description

It has been nearly a year since a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, killing more than 230,000 people and devastating the nation's capital.

As Haiti commemorates the dead, international attention is focused on the slow pace of reconstruction, with an estimated 1.3 million still forced to live in tents nearly a year after the disaster.

The chief obstacle preventing more homes being built is the immense difficulty in proving land ownership, explains a report jointly commissioned by Christian Aid, Progressio, Tearfund and CAFOD.

"Most people were living in …

15 Dec 2010 description
report Progressio

New Report: One year after earthquake Haitians must play greater role in recovery

15 December 2010


Ordinary Haitians are calling for a greater role in the rebuilding of their country in order achieve a successful and sustainable recovery from January's devastating earthquake, says a Progressio report released this week.

Since the earthquake, which killed some 230,000 people and left much of the country in ruins, civil society organisations, ranging from human rights and environmental to faith-based and humanitarian groups have expressed deep frustration at the …

13 Oct 2010 description
report Progressio

The former Prime Minister of Haiti has called for Haiti to seize the opportunity to implement positive changes in the aftermath of the disastrous earthquake that hit the country in January 2010.

Speaking to nearly 200 people at Progressio's annual lecture in London on 11 October 2010, Michele Duvivier Pierre-Louis said that a plan is needed - and fast - to ensure ordinary people know what is likely to happen to them in the medium and long term.

Ten months on from the earthquake, Ms Pierre-Louis spoke of the frustration felt by many Haitians, particularly those who remain without …

18 Jan 2010 description
report Progressio

Following last week's devasating earthquake which rocked Haiti, Progressio staff in the region are working flat out to assist the relief effort and help local partner organisations mobilise assistance to millions of Haitians.

From their base in neighbouring Domincan Republic, Progressio development workers are now jointly coordinating a team of local NGOs and organisations.