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11 Jan 2011 description
report Welthungerhilfe

Hamburg, 11.01.2011. The last year has been horrific for Haiti - first the devastating earthquake, then Hurricane Tomas, and then the ourtbreak of Cholera at the end of October which is now slowing down the recovery process. "At the beginning, it was just about trying to help and supply aid as quickly as possible, but what Haiti needs now is a new beginning - which Haitians also have to contribute to.

09 Jul 2010 description
report Welthungerhilfe

The earthquake in Haiti on 12 January 2010 has left the country facing huge challenges. Simply rebuilding the infrastructure is not enough: it will be necessary to make a new beginning. Even before the earthquake, the Haitian state was weak; it was ranked among the worst ten countries in terms of the food situation in the Global Hunger Index 2009.

The ruins of the presidential palace and the cathedral are striking images of the destruction brought by the earthquake to the heart of the country. Many ministries were also demolished, leading personnel were killed, documents destroyed.