Seven months after Haiti’s devastating earthquake only a fraction of the huge volume of rubble generated has been cleared, but the issue is certainly nothing new.
In February, Haiti’s president Rene Preval predicted it would take “a thousand trucks moving rubble for a thousand days” to clear all the debris out of the capital.
Some 1.5 million people are still living in makeshift camps despite tens of millions of dollars in aid pouring into the island-nation.
International aid agencies told Al Jazeera’s Imtiaz Tyab in Port-au-Prince that the Haitian government is to blame for the lack of cleanup. (Aug 15, 2010)