Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Rebuilding a sustainable Haiti

By Libuse Binder, Earth911 A mobile clinic that set up by Partners in Health in one of the IDP camps in Port Au Prince where over 40,000 displaced people are living. © Andrew Marx Even before the 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Haiti this January, most of the country’s residents were living in conditions of poverty and surviving on less than $2 a day. To compound this, many lacked access to clean water or adequate housing. The quake exacerbated these problems, but they also galvanized many organizations already working in Haiti to help the country recover in a way that would empower its residents to rebuild with an eye towards a more sustainable future. Building to last Many of the structures destroyed during the earthquake were built using substandard concrete and masonry, making them more susceptible to collapse. Several organizations with […]

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