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Monday, 12 July 2010

Haiti earthquake - Six months on

The human cost of the earthquake in Haiti has been huge; millions were left hungry, their homes, schools and hospitals destroyed and their livelihoods taken away.

The earthquake - the most powerful to hit Haiti for 200 years - caused maximum impact as it hit the most densely populated area of the country.

A government assessment said the damage was all the more severe because it came after a period of relative stability, when people had begun to see their living conditions improve.

An emergency flash appeal launched by the international aid community within days of the earthquake quickly reached its $577m (£380m) target - but that target had to be revised upwards a month later when the full extent of the humanitarian operation became clear.

Find out how the people are trying to get their lives back on track and the problems that still exist for people living amongst the rubble by clicking here

Posted by D.Drake

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