Haiti from Tragedy to Opportunity

The disaster of Haiti is not the earthquake. What we are seeing is what happens when an extreme natural event occurs in the lives of people who are already frighteningly vulnerable. The challenge is to help Haiti recover from the earthquake and to overcome its past deprivation. This is also a rare opportunity to effect large-scale change where it is desperately needed. It is also an opportunity to put power into the hands of the people affected by the disaster.

IFRC (2010): Haiti from Tragedy to Opportunity. Special Report, One Month on. Geneva, Switzerland: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) URL [Accessed: 29.11.2012]