This month marks five years since a devastating earthquake struck Haiti, killing 220,000 and injuring 300,000. The country was flooded with aid and plans to “build back better.” Five years on there are still people living in tent camps and the government is shaky. Earlier this month President Michel Martelly dissolved the Parliament. A new government was formed but there have been protests calling for his removal from office. Niahla Boodhoo, host of WBEZ’s Afternoon Shift, joins us from Haiti.
PHOTO: A man carries a tire to a road block during a protest demanding the resignation of President Michel Martelly in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)