Haiti, One Year Later: Where Has the International Aid Gone?

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A Haitian vendor sells school suplies on October 14, 2010 amid the rubble of what was once a commercial strip in downtown Port-au-Prince. (THONY BELIZAIRE/AFP/Getty)

Today marks one year since the devastating earthquake in Haiti. The country suffered tremendously on January 12, 2010: 230,000 dead, thousands more injured, businesses and homes reduced to rubble. And yet the year only brought more difficulties, as cholera struck the countryside and accusations of fraud haunted a hotly-contested presidential election. Half of all American households sent donations to Haiti in the months following the earthquake. But as over 800,000 Haitians continue to live in temporary camps, the situation still seems dire. Where has all the aid gone? Who has it helped? What difference has it made?

Frances Robles, foreign correspondent for the Miami Herald, joins us from Port-au-Prince to discuss how donations have been used in Haiti – and how the nation is fairing one year after the earthquake.

 

Guests:

Frances Robles

Produced by:

Jillian Weinberger

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