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July 12th, 2010
07:17 AM ET

Haiti six months later: How much has changed since earthquake?

It's been six months since a devastating earthquake struck the island nation, which killed 300,000 people and left at least 1.5 million others homeless . Billions of dollars have been raised to help Haiti rebuild but how much has really changed since the quake? CNN's Ivan Watson reports. Watch Video


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  1. wolfgang

    Haiti is a Forgotten Country. All of the so-called aid was just a PR (bush and Clinton and all the rest) front. People who gave, cared. I did. People gave what they could and it is a slap in the face for the Haitian people who are starving, homeless and forgotten and is not getting anything. Haiti is not a Democracy. If it was the President and his minions should be shot. I bet that they are being fed and have a roof over their heads.

    The aid that was sent to Haiti should have fixed roads, hospitals and obtained medications for all the People, not just to the landowners. I am ashamed. The World Should be Ashamed.....God is ashamed and believe me, judgment day is coming for the greedy and the People who turned their backs on people who are in Need.

    July 14, 2010 at 8:14 am |
  2. LIZ CARTER in GA

    @Truth; you are exactly right. I was just trying to remind some friends and family about what you commented. Yes, I too remember when some HAITIANS were trying to boat and ship out of HAITI years ago. We certainly did turn them around and we als sunk a ship-load of them out at sea! BILL CLINTON WAS PRESIDENT THEN! Now, all of a sudden, here HE is, ooooooh! the BIG FRONT MAN for REBUILDING OF HAITI! BUSH HAD THE AUDACITY TO GO THERE, SHAKE A FEW HANDS, TO WIPE THEM ON CLINTONS SHIRT! It's all just a front!

    July 13, 2010 at 6:58 pm |
  3. Kristen Hertzog

    The developed world has a flirtatious affair with Haiti. Like infatuation, we get very interested in this vulnerable country: its people, its tragedies and small triumphs. So we court it for a few months, send it chocolates and roses in the way of $10 texts to some organization that will supposedly "fix" them. Then, as soon as a more interesting, more cosmopolitan place springs up on the world map, we run without warning to court them, forgetting about the broken heart of Haiti... and its people wondering where loving rapturous promises went from a few short months before.

    July 12, 2010 at 9:46 am |
  4. YankeeNovember

    Good to hear of "bad-boy" Sean Penn walking the talk in Haiti.
    Such news is more refreshing than continued fed-to-gag self-promoted stories (such as a King James decision).

    July 12, 2010 at 8:27 am |
  5. Truth

    Not very many people care... The fact is it was just as bad before the quake. The country has not changed that is why they left on boats before the quakes and we turned them around.

    July 12, 2010 at 8:14 am |
  6. HUBERT BERTRAND

    Our church and a lot of people in our area have gave a lot of money to the people of haiti.I know now that we have greedy people that will keep the money.I will never give to any more fund raising,They get the money in their hands and can't let it go to the right people. It hurts but what is wrong with people?? MONEY does something to people. It change people..

    July 12, 2010 at 7:58 am |