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05 Feb 2016 description
report The Guardian

Disaster response that involves groups on the ground is often more effective and more timely, but concrete commitments are needed to get funds to local NGOs

Michael Mosselmans
Michael Mosselmans is head of humanitarian programme policy practice and advocacy for Christian Aid

Friday 5 February 2016 05.31 EST Last modified on Friday 5 February 2016 07.22 EST

06 May 2015 description
report The Guardian

By Prospery Raymond

A Haitian aid expert says mistakes in post-earthquake efforts in his country show the need to prioritise healthcare and medicine, and consult local people

Watching footage of the devastation caused by the Nepal earthquake has brought back vivid memories of the moment, five years ago, when my office in Port-au-Prince collapsed around me during a catastrophic 7.0 magnitude quake.

12 Jan 2015 description
report The Guardian

Five years after the earthquake, diaspora Haitians share stories of setting up NGOs to support post-disaster development

Katherine Purvis

On 12 January 2010, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit the Haitian city of Léogâne, 16 miles from the capital Port-au-Prince. It is estimated that 220,000 people were killed and 300,000 were injured. More than half of the government and administrative buildings, and 4,000 schools, were destroyed or damaged. Members of the Haitian diaspora share their stories of moving on after a tragedy.

28 Jun 2013 description
report The Guardian

USAid criticised in 'alarming' report that finds delays, poor leadership and mismanagement after Haiti earthquake

Some of the key US-funded projects to help Haiti recover from the 2010 earthquake have been disappointingly delayed and drastically scaled down, a US government watchdog has found.

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14 Jan 2013 description
report The Guardian

Uncertainty about the scale and outcome of spending following Haiti tragedy highlights need for greater transparency

Saturday marked the third anniversary of the tragic earthquake in Haiti that claimed between 230,000 and 300,000 lives. The grim landmark has prompted much discussion about the struggles surrounding reconstruction and also some hope about what may come next.

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10 Jan 2013 description
report The Guardian

Political instability, natural disasters and a cholera epidemic, plus a confused aid effort, mean there is still work for Haiti to do.

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10 Jan 2013 description
report The Guardian

Articles complaining about Haiti's inept recovery since the earthquake hit three years ago don't tell the full story.

Read the full post by Prospery Raymond on the Guardian's Poverty Matters blog.

12 Jan 2012 description
report The Guardian

Two years after Haiti's earthquake, the government is stepping up help for displaced people and working with the private sector to kickstart the economy

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12 Jan 2012 description
report The Guardian

Haitians protest against conditions in camps as President Michel Martelly announces massive resettlement project

The tarp-covered structures that lined Haiti's streets and filled its fields and public squares in the days after the terrible earthquake in 2010 are still the biggest, most devastating reminder of the country's slow recovery. Among these settlements is the string of camps along the grand Champs de Mars; once a swirl of public paths and gardens that stretched out before a gleaming national palace, but now home to more than 4,500 displaced families.

12 Jan 2012 description
report The Guardian

Two years on from Haiti's devastating earthquake, find out which donors have not delivered on their pledges and who has received the aid money paid out.

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11 Jan 2012 description
report The Guardian

UN figures show that only $2.38bn of $4.5bn pledged has been sent to nation where 2010 natural disaster killed 300,000 people

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11 May 2011 description
report The Guardian

Madeleine Bunting: Government ministers, NGOs and journalists met to discuss how to stop hundreds of aid organisations descending on a country after a disaster. There were no easy answers

28 Mar 2011 description
report The Guardian

Posted by Oliver Lacey-Hall

A report on humanitarian and volunteer technical groups co-operating after the 2010 Haiti earthquake could make a big improvement to the planning and effectiveness of response work.

Read the full article in the Guardian Poverty Matters Blog