Haiti: 2 Years After the Quake as presented by: The Atlantic

Two years ago tomorrow, January 12, a catastrophic 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Port-au-Prince, Haiti, leveling thousands of structures and killing hundreds of thousands of people. Haiti, already an impoverished nation, appears in many ways to have barely started recovery 24 months later, despite more than $2 billion in foreign aid. So many homes were destroyed that temporary tent cities hastily set up throughout Port-au-Prince have begun to appear permanent -- more than 550,000 people still live in the dirty and dangerous encampments throughout the Haitian capital. Schools are being rebuilt, and some residents are now beginning to move out of the encampments, rediscovering a sense of community. But jobs and a sense of security remain elusive. Gathered here are recent photos from a still-suffering Haiti, two years after the earthquake. A couple stands on the balcony of their home overlooking a densely populated neighborhood near Petionville, a suburb of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on October 28, 2011. Students wait for the first bell at the Roger Anglade school on the first day of the new school year in Port-au-Prince, on October 3, 2011. The school year was delayed by a month because the administration of Haiti's President Michel Martelly had yet to iron out details on the National Fund for Education, a new program that helps to ensure Haitian children can enroll in school through the use of tuition subsidies. A man who lost a hand during the earthquake applauds the speech of Haiti's President Michel Martelly during the re-inauguration of the St Pierre public plaza in Port-au-Prince, on November 11, 2011. The plaza was one of many where people left homeless by the January 2010 earthquake set up shelter.

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