Oct 26/10 - Pt 1: Haiti Recovery

The number of people dying from cholera in Haiti appears to be slowing. But new cases are still being reported. And the outbreak still represents a major threat to public health. It also speaks to the slow pace of recovery and the fact that nine months after the devastating earthquake, even the most basic services aren't available to many Haitians. We assess the state of Haiti's recovery.

Today's guest host was Ian Hanomansing.


It's Tuesday, October 26th.

Former child soldier Omar Khadr pleaded guilty to charges of terrorism and murder.

Currently, Khadr has yet to enter his plea on charges of truancy.

This is The Current.

Haiti Recovery - Joseph Guyler Delva

We started this segment with a clip from Jerry Rusher. He's an American doctor who is volunteering at a medical clinic in Marchand Dessalines in Haiti. For several days now, Haiti has been coping with a cholera epidemic in the Central Plateau region north of Port-au-Prince. More than 3,000 people have been infected. And more than 250 have died.

The good news is that the Haitian Government and some aid groups say the outbreak appears to be slowing. But cholera speaks to a larger problem for Haiti. After nine months of rebuilding, more than a million people are still living in squalid tent cities.

And even the most basic of services -- such as clean drinking water -- still aren't available to many Haitians. Joseph Guyler Delva has been charting Haiti's progress since the earthquake. He is an award-winning Haitian journalist and a correspondent for Reuters newswire. He was in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

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Haiti Recovery - Nigel Fisher

Nigel Fisher is closely involved in the efforts to re-build Haiti. He is the Deputy Special Representative for the United Nations' Stabilization Mission in Haiti and the U.N.'s Humanitarian Coordinator in Haiti. He was in Port-au-Prince.

Haiti Recovery - Patrick Delatour

Well Haitian Minister of Tourism Patrick Delatour has been listening to our conversations this morning. He is an architect by trade and is helping plan the re-construction of houses in Haiti's destroyed capital. He was in Port-au-Prince this morning.

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