January 21, 2010

Rich Countries Must Rebuild Haiti

Washington Post, Washington Post

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FIVE YEARS after the tsunami unleashed its destructive fury in the Indian Ocean, large-scale reconstruction is still underway in Aceh, the Indonesian region where an estimated 200,000 people died. In Haiti, where the scale of damage and death from last week's earthquake may be roughly comparable -- but whose challenges in rebuilding are even greater -- recovery is likely to be an even longer process. The United States and other major international donors should prepare for that long-term commitment to help with humanitarian, logistical, engineering and nation-building tasks but without raising false hopes...

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