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RIZ KHAN
Rebuilding Haiti
Weeks after the devastating earthquake, getting aid to the people remains difficult.
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2010 09:52 GMT

Tent camps have appeared across Port-au-Prince, but rehousing may take years [GALLO/GETTY]

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Special Report: Haiti earthquake
Weeks after Haiti's devastating earthquake, getting humanitarian aid to the people remains difficult, coordination among relief agencies is haphazard, and public frustration is on the rise.

Some are thinking big, imagining Haiti as a "tabula rasa" where all the rubble can be cleared out, replaced by earthquake-proof buildings, and decent employment, health and education can be provided for all. But that could take decades.

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Moving people back into houses could take five years, according to the International Organisation for Migration. And with hurricane season around the corner, time is not on Haiti's side.

On Tuesday, Riz speaks with Edmond Mulet, the head of the UN Stabilisation Mission in Haiti, about the challenges facing the international community in managing Haiti's long recovery.

You can join the conversation. Watch the show live at 2030GMT, with repeats the next day at 0030GMT, 0530GMT and 1130GMT.

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