Haiti still struggles with hurricane mud

Published on 13 March 2009

A UN Security Council delegation is visiting the Haitian city of Gonaives to observe reconstruction efforts following the devastation of Hurricane Hanna six months ago. The BBC's Laura Trevelyan visits the storm-ravaged city, still struggling to recover. [...] The World Food Programme (WFP) has been building terraces up in the mountains, to catch the water should there be another hurricane. Gonaives could face similar problems again in the future Twelve thousand people have been working on the terraces, some paid in food. But now the funding for that programme has stopped, and so has the work. Jean-Pierre Mambounou of the WFP tells me: "Now we have stopped the work, the city is at risk. If we have another hurricane, we will be in trouble."

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