Haiti 2010 Earthquake Response

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G7 countries agree to cancel Haiti’s debts

At a summit in northern Canada, the Group of Seven countries agreed to a plan that will cancel roughly $1.2 billion of Haiti’s debts to countries and international lenders.  The G7 group includes Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy and Japan.  Other creditors include Venezuela and Taiwan.

Haiti is a “house of cards that we built,” says Bill Clinton

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Business revives amid fears of loup-garou

Photo from UNDP at Flickr.

In Haiti today, huge challenges remain just to meet basic needs of food, water, sanitation, shelter and security. AP reports a seven-day backlog of flights waiting to land with needed relief supplies, and while an estimated 2 million people need food, only 500,000 have any. Thousands of children in Haiti are struggling on their own without parents, vulnerable to kidnapping by child predators and traffickers, not to mention illness, injury and other threats.  The fears of Haitians are taking shape as the imagined presence of loup-garou.

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