Children in Haiti are still reeling from the impact of the 12 January 2010 earthquake. Here is one in a series of stories on the long road from relief to recovery, a year later.
VIDEO: UNICEF correspondent Thomas Nybo reports on a young Haitian girl’s hope for continued education, a year after the earthquake.
By Thomas Nybo
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, 19 January 2011 – When the UNICEF communications team caught up with Shasha Liza, 14, in early December, she was alone in a tent, cutting up chicken feet, which her mother would cook and sell on the streets. Shasha was still in the camp where she had been living since her home was destroyed in the January 2010 earthquake.
Children in Haiti are still reeling from the lingering impact of the 12 January 2010 earthquake. Here is one in a series of stories on the long road from relief to recovery, a year later.
Turn 180 degrees, however, and the picture is different. Blue and white tarpaulins still cling to the hillside 12 months after the January 2010 earthquake that shattered the lives of children and families across Haiti.
NEW YORK, USA, 6 January 2011 – UNICEF podcast moderator Amy Costello spoke with Carlos Vasquez, architect and UNICEF Education Specialist, and Tania McBride, UNICEF Communication Specialist for Haiti, to find out how the educational system is managing to move forward one year post-earthquake.
NEW YORK, USA, 6 January 2011 – The children of Haiti suffered multiple crises in 2010, from the January 12 earthquake, to the devastation caused by Hurricane Tomas, and the outbreak of cholera in October – all of which seriously affected children’s access to education.
Port-au-Prince, Haiti – 10 December 2010 – From a hill in the densely populated Delmas area of Port-au-Prince, where vendors hawk household goods, charcoal, vegetables, and multi-coloured paintings, there is a stunning post-card view of the ocean.
Turn 180 degrees, and the picture is somewhat different. Blue and white tarpaulins still cling to the hillside 12 months after the January 2010 earthquake that shattered countless lives of children and families in Haiti.