Camp Corail: Haiti’s Development King Defends Role In Site Location Of Huge Refugee Camp
Pubblicato il 18 gennaio 2011 13.30 | Ultimo aggiornamento: 18 gennaio 2011 13.30
“Beyond the mountains, more mountains” – Haitian proverb
NEW YORK — The largest refugee camp in Haiti, Corail-Cesselesse, epitomizes all the promise and the peril of Haiti’s future.
Before a few thousand homeless Haitians were relocated there in April from the flood-prone areas near Port-au-Prince following last year’s devastating earthquake, this 18,000-acre expanse of arid land nine miles from the city was desolate and barren, dotted with skinny saguaro cactus. The Haitian government and the United Nations made bold promises that the site would provide health care and specialized services for children, including a learning area, and developers touted deals with international companies to build garment factories, which Haiti President Rene Preval said would deliver 30,000 jobs.