It’s been two years since a devastating earthquake struck Haiti, killing at least 300,000 and displacing 1.5 million. Progress to rebuild has been slow. Haitian economist Ludovic Comeau helps us take stock of the reconstruction and rebuilding efforts of the past two years.
Although it's been two years since the earthquake and billions of dollars in aid have gone into the country, Haiti is still struggling. Many of those who were displaced in the earthquake still live in tent camps.
Despite billions of dollars in private donations and government money, a staggering number of Haitians remain in tent camps. And a recent cholera epidemic – which has claimed 5,000 lives – has only made life worse.
Every Thursday on Global Activism, we hear from a Chicagoan who works to make the world a better place. Today, we focus on two individuals steeped in the world’s water crisis.Water plays a central role in global poverty. Every 20 seconds, a child dies from a water-related disease.
When the U.S. rode high on the housing bubble, economists wrote off Germany as the “sick man of Europe.” Now, Germans warn of labor shortages while the U.S struggles with a nine percent unemployment rate. We talk to Peter Hall, professor of European studies at Harvard University.
Each Thursday on Global Activism we hear about an individual who’s decided to work to make the world a better place.Deborah Lazar is a librarian at New Trier High School. She's been involved with New Trier’s Haiti Project, which has been supporting the St.