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Thu January 19, 2012
Haiti: Two years after the earthquake
Two years ago, a massive earthquake decimated Haiti.
More than 200,000 people were killed. The destruction is reported to have left over a million people homeless.
Thousands of relief agencies began working with Haitians to help the survivors get food and shelter, bury the dead, and start rebuilding. Donors sent about $1.8 billion in aid to Haiti through US charities. But half a million people continue to live in makeshift camps.
To get an insider’s look at the progress of recovery and the challenges still ahead, Global Journalist spoke with two reporters that have traveled repeatedly to Haiti: National Public Radio Correspondent Jason Beaubien and BBC Correspondent Laura Trevelyan.