Fears remain for Haiti’s long-term growth after 2010 earthquake

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It’s been five years since a devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, killing more than 200,000 people and destroying much of the country’s capital city. CCTV America’s Owen Fairclough reported from Haiti.

Fears remain for Haiti\'s long-term growth after 2010 earthquake

It's been five years since a devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, killing more than 200,000 people and destroying much of the country's capital city. CCTV America’s Owen Fairclough reported from Haiti.

In Port-au-Prince, some gathered for mass at a new church built next to ruins of The National Cathedral. Others attended a ceremony at a mass grave in the capital’s outskirts, where thousands of the earthquake’s victims are buried.

For survivors, Jan. 12 signifies what they lost and what they still have to rebuild. So far, Haiti has received 80 percent of more than $12.5 billion in promised aid. But it remains a desperately poor country, facing many of the same challenges as before the quake.


Brian Concannon on Haiti’s economic recovery after the earthquake

For more on Haiti’s economy, CCTV America interviewed Brian Concannon, the director of Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti.

Brian Concannon on Haiti\'s economic recovery after the earthquake

For more on Haiti's economy, CCTV America interviewed Brian Concannon, the director of Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti.

Brian Concannon on Haiti\'s economic recovery after the earthquake 2

For more on Haiti's economy, CCTV America interviewed Brian Concannon, the director of Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti.