Living in Tarps and Tents: The Plight of Haiti

Agent-x - July 8 2012, 2:57 PM

According to globalresearch-ca on July 2012 article by Roger Annis and Kim Ives, The plight of some 400,000 Haitians still living under tarps and tents since the January 12, 2010 earthquake has surged into the streets and headlines in recent weeks, highlighting one of Haiti's most explosive and intractable issues.

A new grassroots campaign, an international petition, several new reports, and street demonstrations are underscoring the problem's urgency.

Haitians demand land for housing and accountability in the earthquake response.

[Photo: ActionAid]

On May 31, dozens of protesters mobilized by the Forces for Reflection and Action on Housing Matters (FRAKKA) demonstrated in front of the office of Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe to denounce the broken promises of Haitian government officials to provide housing for earthquake victims.

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