A new direction for Haiti

Velina Saint Fleur, a 74-year old woman, lives in one of the remaining camps for people displaced by the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010. What could United Nations’ transition action plan mean for the reconstruction and recovery work in the Caribbean country? Photo by: Evelyn Hockstein / ECHO / CC BY-ND

Since the powerful magnitude-7.0 earthquake struck Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010, the small Caribbean nation has consistently made it on the list of countries in need of significant humanitarian assistance.

This changed in 2015.

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    Jenny Lei Ravelo

    Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex Senior Reporter based in Manila. She covers global health, with a particular focus on the World Health Organization, and other development and humanitarian aid trends in Asia Pacific. Prior to Devex, she wrote for ABS-CBN, one of the largest broadcasting networks in the Philippines, and was a copy editor for various international scientific journals. She received her journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas.