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Global Voices Online » Haiti: “1+1=3”

January 26, 2010

“Days seem [waaay] longer, yet this Week went by sooo fast. earthquake has 1+1 =3.”

This comment by @olidups (Olivier Dupoux) on Twitter summarises how many Haitians must feel, more than ten days after the 12 January earthquake that devastated the capital city, Port-au-Prince, and surrounding areas. With rescue efforts winding down (even as two more survivors were pulled from the rubble yesterday), “tent cities” being built to house thousands of now-homeless Haitians, and large-scale relief efforts underway, some are beginning to think about what the near future holds in store, how long reconstruction efforts will take, and what they will look like. Others seem concerned that official announcements from the authorities and media reports don’t always add up with the situation they observe on the ground.

via Global Voices Online » Haiti: “1+1=3”.

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