'Buried' Haitian City Braces For New Storm Season

Published on 19 May 2009

As another hurricane season approaches, people in Haiti are still digging out from a devastating series of storms last summer and fall. (..) About 60 percent of the city has been cleared, says Jean-Pierre Mambounou, local director for the U.N. World Food Program. He also coordinates relief work with other groups in the area, including the Red Cross and CARE. "This area was completely under water and mud," he says, gesturing to a busy street. Roadside vendors hawk their wares amid the dust churned up by dozens of dump trucks hauling dirt out of the city.

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