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  • Written by Johanna Mendelson Forman

Haiti's earthquake: A Port-au-Prince report

Earthquake damage in Port au Prince, Haiti. Photo: Phuong Tran/IRIN. Six months after the catastrophe in Haiti’s capital, the realities of insecurity, displacement and poverty co-exist with opportunities and agents of reconstruction. Johanna Mendelson Forman offers a view from the ground.

I visited Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital, from 22-25 June 2010, to attend a meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative Action Group (CGI). The meeting, convened by the CGI and the Digicel Foundation, brought together working groups for Haiti that included NGOs and foundations interested in supporting different projects in the reconstruction of Haiti. I was part of the energy group.

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