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#Haiti Earthquake

# haiti-earthquake - Saturday 25 August, 2012

Tropical storm Isaac makes landfall in Haiti

The Caribbean nation is still reeling from an earthquake over two years ago.

# haiti-earthquake - Sunday 25 December, 2011

Column: My Christmas in a Haitian hospital

Kilkenny man Richard Delaney will be dressing up as Santa this year – in an under-construction hospital in Port-au-Prince. He writes about his experiences.

# haiti-earthquake - Monday 4 April, 2011

Op-ed: An earthquake devastated Haiti - but so too did poverty

On the day that Haiti announces preliminary results from last month’s presidential election, the Director of Trocaire reflects on how the country can be helped to equip themselves against future tragedy.

# haiti-earthquake - Thursday 22 July, 2010

THE IMF HAS cancelled Haiti’s debt, and says it will lend it another $60 million for restructuring. The earthquake-devastated nation had borrowed almost $268 million from the IMF.

The organisation said that the new loan is a three-year arrangement which had been requested by Haiti and should help stability in the country.

It stressed that donors who have pledged support for Haiti will follow through on their promises and make the necessary donations. The funds are needed to accelerate reconstruction and improve living standards on the island, the IMF said today.

It also released details for the loan, saying: “Financing under the ECF (Extended Credit Facility) carries a zero interest rate until end-2011 and thereafter zero to 0.5 percent, with a maturity of 10 years and a grace period of 5½ years.”

It’s been more than six months since the magnitude-7 earthquake struck, killing up to 330,000 people and leaving over a million people homeless. Many of those people are still living in makeshift tents, as the clean-up and reconstruction efforts have made little progress.