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6 months after earthquake, Haiti

6 Months After Earthquake, Haiti

CNN returned to Port-au-Prince and reported, "It looks like the quake just happened yesterday", and Imogen Wall, spokeswoman for the United Nations office of humanitarian affairs in Haiti, said that six months from now it may still look the same. The Haitian government says it is unable to tackle debris clean-up or the resettlement of homeless right now, because it must prepare for hurricane season. Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive states, "The real priority of the government is to protect the population from the next hurricane season, and most of our effort right now is going right now in that direction."
Speaking of the difficulties of living in one of the many camps, one refugee told a reporter, "they told us when we were coming here, that we would live well. But what we saw when we got here and the way we lived here, it’s the contrary. The place where we are here when it’s hot, the sun makes the tents hot, very hot. And also the wind comes and blows the tents and wrecks them". When asked what needs to happen now, he replied, "...In the situation we’re living here in the tents, we can’t continue like that anymore. We would ask them as soon as possible to give us the real houses that they said they were going to give us so that our situation could improve. Because the tents are torn, when it rains, rain comes in. We have very exemplary or a very indicative block, Block 6. It’s a zone which is completely unpassable when it rains".

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