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09 Sep 2010 description

Haiti, Natural Disasters, Human Rights, Internal Displacement

Elizabeth Ferris, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy

National Council of Churches' Working Group on Haiti

September 09, 2010 - In a presentation to the National Council of Churches' working group on Haiti, Elizabeth Ferris outlines why the recovery and reconstruction efforts since the January 2010 earthquake have been disapointing, and points out what needs to be done to improve the situation moving forward.

Thanks for the opportunity to be with you today to talk about your efforts to support recovery and …

12 Jul 2010 description

JULY 12, 2010 - It's now been six months since the devastating Haitian earthquake which left more than 200,000 people dead, more than a million homeless and a massive reconstruction task ahead. While others are assessing the relief effort and planning long-term recovery programs, in this short article we would like to comment on one particular aspect of response to the Haitian earthquake which has received little attention in the media and which bridges the immediate relief and long-term reconstruction efforts: the question of temporary shelter and permanent housing.

08 Mar 2010 description

Haiti, Internal Displacement, Natural Disasters, Migration

Walter Kälin, Representative of the UN Secretary-General on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons and Co-director, Brookings-Bern Project on Internal Displacement

United Nations

March 08, 2010 -

The tragic earthquake in Haiti has shown us the immense forces of nature to which mankind is exposed. The international community reacted swiftly and comprehensively to this crisis. I was-and still am-particularly impressed by the response of the people of Haiti and its solidarity with the victims of the disaster.