skip to Main Content
A Forgotten Disaster: Earthquake-hit Haitians Left To Fend For Themselves

Aid has arrived in the country, with the US delivering more than 60 tonnes of aid to quake-hit regions, while Britain has pledged £1m of support, including shelter kits and solar-powered lanterns. But some working on the relief effort worry that as international compassion wanes, so too will the funds from donors.

It’s a very poor area, where people don’t have the resources or the funds for materials to build their houses well, and this is a forgotten disaster because it happens out of the eyes of the world, which means there will be less funding.

says Kit Miyamoto, a structural engineer who runs a firm and foundation that works in Haiti and around the world to improve earthquake preparedness.


×Close search