Haitians protest plan to demolish homes

Many march in capital against government plan to clear slum for a flood-control project.

    Many Haitians have marched in the capital Port-au-Prince to protest a government plan to relocate hundreds of families before destroying their homes in a slum on the city's outskirts for a flood-control project. 

    The government says it needs to clear the Jalousi slum, which sits on the edge of a ravine, in order to reforest a hill to reduce the risk of flooding as the rainy season approaches. 

    Many residents of the town also voiced anger about the new slums they would be moved to, saying the government has repeatedly reneged on promises to build them proper new homes years after an earthquake devastated much of the country.

    Rachel Levin reports from Port-au-Prince.

     

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Take a tour through East and West Jerusalem to see the difference in quality of life for Israelis and Palestinians.

    Stories from the sex trade

    Stories from the sex trade

    Dutch sex workers, pimps and johns share their stories.

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    As the stigma associated with being childless persists, some elderly women in India risk it all to become mothers.