JULY 9, 2010
Post-Earthquake Refugee Camps and Rubble Remain, as Promised Funds Are Slow to Arrive; Hold-Ups Over Land Rights
By JOSÉ DE CÓRDOBA
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti—Traffic inches past mountains of rubble. Tropical rains pound refugee camps where hundreds of thousands of people huddle amid the stench of excrement. Buildings marked for demolition lean drunkenly against each other.
Six months after January's earthquake devastated Haiti, killing some 230,000 people and injuring 300,000, the process of reconstruction appears to have come to a halt.
Billions of dollars in pledged aid have yet to arrive. Decisions on how to spend the money have not begun to be made. An estimated one million Haitians remain displaced. And everywhere, there is rubble.
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