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January 25, 2010

alternative temporary housing

Filed under: Uncategorized — rachelmd5 @ 7:19 pm

It is apparent that Port-Au-Prince will need to be evacuated in order to rebuild the capital along with other cities like Jacmel, Petit Paradis, and the list goes on.  With this terrible tragedy, do we really want to relocate the now homeless haitians to refugee camps in other countries indefinitely until there paperwork can be processed? 

The Haitian government and supporting nations may want to also consider floating dormitories like they use for the coastguard, or like the Queen Mary floating hotel.  This would allow families to stay together, create jobs potentially and would alleviate immigration back logs which are sure to happen as long as Haiti is being rebuilt.  I realize this would not house all displaced haitians who have lost their home, but a little bit goes a long way.

alternative ports

Filed under: Uncategorized — rachelmd5 @ 6:59 pm

Gonaives is a port town.  It took about 3-4 hours to drive from Port -au-Prince to Gonaives due to at least 1/2 the trip was unpaved roads.  I read your last blog and thought why can’t some of the aid go in through other seaports that are not damaged.  It seems areas north of the capital sustained less if any damage.
 
I mean they have Club Med down there.  So if they get the tourists in, why not the aid to the different areas that need it.  Here are a list of seaports in Haiti and the source website:
 
http://www.logisticsworld.com/seaports.asp?query=Haiti&nav=t&mode=smart&image1.x=9&image1.y=10

Haiti  
24500 All Other Haiti Ports     Haiti Central America
24500 Anse du Clerc     Haiti Central America
24500 Anse-D’Hainault     Haiti Central America
24500 Aquin     Haiti Central America
24509 Aux Cayes     Haiti Central America
24513 Cap Haitien     Haiti Central America
24500 Dame Marie     Haiti Central America
24500 Fond la Grange     Haiti Central America
24588 Gonaives     Haiti Central America
24500 Ile de la Gonave     Haiti Central America
24537 Jacmel     Haiti Central America
24500 Jeremie     Haiti Central America
24553 La Fitteau     Haiti Central America
24553 Lafiteau     Haiti Central America
24500 Le Mole St. Nicholas     Haiti Central America
24500 Leogane     Haiti Central America
24559 Miragoane     Haiti Central America
24571 Petit Goave     Haiti Central America
24579 Port au Prince     Haiti Central America
24585 Port de Paix     Haiti Central America
24500 Roche a Bateau     Haiti Central America
24500 Saint Louis du Sud     Haiti Central America
24591 Saint Marc     Haiti Central America
24500 Seringue     Haiti Central America
   

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