Saturday, February 13, 2010

Haiti's New Reality

As Haiti begins to fade out of the so-called "mainstream" media's spotlight, it is clear that the rebuilding is just beginning. After the earthquake, many Haitians fled the capital of Port-au-Prince to migrate back to the rural areas of the country. This response to the disaster is reversing migration patterns that Haiti has experienced over the last few decades and some worry that unless these individuals are given jobs, a humanitarian crisis will result from the strain that will be put on Haitian farmers.

In this in-depth piece that was put together by Avi Lewis for the Al Jazeera program "Fault Lines", you will see a country that is struggling clean-up and groups of Haitians that have a lot of ideas for solutions to help their country deal with a new reality.

This piece is also posted here.

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