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Haiti & TH!NK3

Published 14th January 2010 - 0 comments - 1095 views -

Thousands of Haitians have spent a second night sleeping in parks and on streets after the Caribbean country was hit by its worst earthquake in 200 years.

Once again, a natural disaster has hit hard a poor and vulnerable country.

Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Just under 80% of Haiti's 9.6 million people live on less than $2 per day. About half of Haiti's population lacks clean drinking water.

These images, taken in Haiti in 2009 by photographer Jeff Antebi, illustrate that a majority of Haitians were struggling to get by before the earthquake struck.

 TH!NK3 will give bloggers the opportunity to express their views on sustainable development and global aid, ahead of an important high level meeting, organised by the United Nations, in September in New York to review progress towards the Milllenium Development Goals (MDGs).

Reconstructing Haiti will be the ultimate challenge to an international community which has failed over decades to lift the island state out of poverty, corruption and violence.

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Category: Sustainable Development, | Tags: poverty, development,



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