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Post-earthquake assistance in Haiti shifts to reconstruction

Source(s):  South Florida Caribbean News (SFCN)

According to SFCN, Rebeca Grynspan, the Associate Administrator of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), said that the allocation of resources for Haiti’s recovery from the devastating earthquake two years ago has shifted to reconstruction, infrastructure restoration, debris removal, job creation and capacity building. On disaster risk reduction, she said UNDP has supported the construction of 2,000 metres of river bank protection structures and helped 10 municipalities guard against floods and river overflows during hurricanes and torrential rainfall. Some 400 hectares of land have been reforested in an effort to make the country more resilient to natural disasters.

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  • Publication date 08 Jan 2012

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