"We Are Motivated"
By ROBERT ROTH
June 18 - 20, 2010
“We have all suffered. But we are motivated right now to help our people. That makes us strong. That allows us to go on. ”
- Teacher at a mobile school/ Aristide Foundation for Democracy
It is now more than five months since the January 12th earthquake devastated Haiti. Over 200,000 people have died, and1.5 million are still living under sheets, tarps and plastic in internal refugee camps. An Interim Reconstruction Commission headed by former U.S. President Bill Clinton has promised that at least $5.3 billion is in the “pipeline” destined for relief. Even though the rainy season is here and hurricanes are on the way, the UN’s World Food Program announced in April that it was “winding down” its initial emergency food distribution program in Haiti.