News Brief: Haitians want Jobs, Schools, and Homes
Hey GCC, I found this article really interesting! According to an Oxfam survey, Haitians said that building schools was more a pressing issue than building homes. This just goes to show you how important schools are to sruggling communities! I wonder, what could be some reasons for this? Here is some more information on the article:
Quake-hit Haitians want jobs, schools, homes-survey (3/29/10, from Reuters)
Haitians say their most pressing needs in the wake of the destruction caused by the Jan. 12 earthquake are jobs, schools and homes, according to a survey released by international relief agency Oxfam. Oxfam, one of hundreds of aid groups helping Haiti in the wake of the catastrophic quake, issued the survey results ahead of a conference of donors in New York on Wednesday that will pledge funds for the reconstruction of the country. The survey showed that of more than 1,700 Haitians polled between March 9-12, 26 percent rated jobs as their top need, followed by schools (22 percent) and homes (10 percent). Next ranked were support for local production (8 percent), the environment (6 percent) and security (5.5 percent).