Haiti reconstruction drags on

Haitians wondering why oversight body is taking so long to approve reconstruction projects.

    It has been six months since Haiti was hit by a massive earthquake, prompting an international response which saw billions of dollars pledged for aid and rebuilding.

    The Interim Haiti Recovery Commission (IHRC) was established more than three months ago as the oversight body to ensure aid money is spent effectively, but reconstruction work has yet to start.

    So far, the only project the IHRC has approved is a $31m request in June, leaving Haitians wondering what is taking it so long to get the job done.

    Sebastian Walker reports from Port-au-Prince.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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