A New York Times editorial reports the stark reality that three years after the devastating Haiti earthquake, little has changed.
“On the eve of the third anniversary of the earthquake that devastated Haiti in January 2010, the country remains in a fragile state. Billions of dollars in aid and lofty promises to “build back better” have brought it only so far. A recent article by Deborah Sontag of The Times showed, in disheartening detail, the distance between hope and reality.” [full editorial]
The sad truth is that billions were raised and people still suffer and die.
Three years ago, I wrote about the need for structural change, rather than the best of intentions and fundraising only when the spotlight was turned on.
“Tears,” I wrote, “must be replaced by an unprecedented international commitment to rescue Haiti for all times.”
My commentary at the time on PBS-World Focus: “Between Hope and Reality”