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Haiti: Six months on
How cracks in the post-earthquake aid effort are turning into chasms.
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2010 14:53 GMT

Six months after the earthquake that killed up to 300,000 people, the dust is starting to settle over Port-au-Prince. As it does, the deep wounds that fracture this country are re-emerging, more gaping than even before.

One-and-a-half million people remain displaced, many living under tents and tarps. Rubble removal is slow, and rebuilding has yet to begin.

The UN and NGOs are as omnipresent as the rubble – but the chasm between Haiti's poor majority and the foreign organisations that say they are here to help seems as wide as ever.

And while the quake may have forced the international community to realise that Haiti needs a state, Haitians are debating who is up to the task of governing.

Al Jazeera's reporter in Port-au-Prince Sebastian Walker hosts this special edition of Fault Lines.

This episode of Fault Lines can be seen from Monday, July 12, at the following times GMT: Monday: 0230; Tuesday: 1900; Wednesday: 1400; Thursday: 0600; Friday: 0030, 0830; Saturday: 2330; Sunday: 0630, 2130; Tuesday: 1230; Wednesday: 0300; Thursday: 0030.

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