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Five Years Ago Today

Today, January 12, 2015 marks the five year anniversary of the devastating earthquake that occurred in Port-au-Prince, leaving thousands dead, more wounded and millions without homes. Since that day, millions of dollars have come into the country in the form of aid, most of it to provide relief for the immediate needs of the population after the earthquake. Rebuilding has occurred in some areas of the country but thousands of people still live in tents or plywood shelters, rather than permanent concrete homes. The appearance of cholera several months after the earthquake only worsened the health status of the people and the epidemic persists, largely due to a lack of clean water and improved

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