Haitian President Jovenel Moise on Sunday placed a floral wreath at a memorial to the hundreds of thousands of victims killed in a devastating earthquake. “We ate together, we slept together, we cried together, we prayed together,” said Moise. “[But now] hatred and discord have filled our hearts … Today we need that solidarity, that unity” the nation had in the aftermath of the quake. On January 12, 2010, a disastrous 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck on the outskirts of the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, killing more than 300,000 people, according to government figures. More than 1.5 million others were left without homes, triggering an unprecedented humanitarian situation on the island. Foreign government and international organizations pledged billions of dollars in aid but most economists agree that little actually made its way to the victims. Read more: From Haiti to Madagascar: The world’s forgotten crises Watch video 01:19 Share New Haitian homes wouldn’t survive quake Send Facebook Twitter google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine Permalink https://p.dw.com/p/1ApKO New houses wouldn’t survive another quake ‘Lost decade’ “It’s a lost decade, totally lost,” Haitian economist Kesner Pharel told Agence France-Presse. “The capital has not been rebuilt, but our poor governance is not the exclusive responsibility of… Read full this story
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