Friday, January 29, 2010

Haitians Start Rebuilding On Their Own

Ignoring the call from the government to hold off on reconstruction for the time being, many Haitians have begun to either rebuild their homes damaged by the earthquake or have begun collecting materials to build new homes on their plots of land in and around Port-au-Prince. The Haitian people are angry at the government which has largely been disabled for the past 2 weeks and its plan to delay reconstruction efforts until proper building codes can be applied and to relocate some families who live on unsafe plots of land. Haitians are jealously protective of their land plots as many have been passed down from generation to generation and many also contain vegetable gardens which are a critical component of many Haitians diet. Here's an article for more information.

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