Rehabilitating Haiti: A Long Way to Go

Haiti marked the second anniversary of its devastating earthquake this week, forcing the world to reflect on how it has handled this humanitarian disaster. For coverage I recommend GlobalPost's special report, Fault Line: Aid, Politics, and Blame in Post-Quake Haiti, and the HaitiRewired blog. The UN intervention has been plagued by scandals, from the accidental introduction of cholera to peacekeepers raping a young man. These downsides have led many in Haiti and beyond to question the legitimacy of the mission. Accusations of corruption in the distribution of aid also abound.

Nonetheless, there are bright spots of recovery in this vibrant nation, and in commemoration I wanted to highlight some of the Haiti stories that Carnegie Council featured over the past several years:

[PHOTO CREDIT: Chimen Lakay (CC).]

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