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Haiti's slow road to recovery serves as warning to Philippines

As Filipinos continue digging out of the deadly destruction left by Typhoon Haiyan this past week, halfway across the world, another disaster offers some valuable lessons. Haiti is still struggling to lift itself from the rubble left by the 2010 earthquake. The quake killed some 230,000 people and left nearly two million homeless. Some half a million still live in crowded tent camps, many without running water or electricity. Despite billions of dollars pledged to help Haiti rebuild, reconstruction efforts remain painstakingly slow. Johan Peleman, of the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, blames Haiti's scale of destruction. (SOUNDBITE) (English) JOHAN PELEMAN, HEAD OF OCHA OFFICE IN HAITI, SAYING: "We know that very well, durable solution is, yes, build new housing. But in a city where hundreds of thousands of houses and apartments were utterly destroyed, you can't just do that overnight." In the Philippines, Haiya

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