Facts about Haiti

People living in tent camps immediately after the earthquake in 2010: Approximately 1 million

People still living in tent camps: 390,000

Amount pledged by international community after the earthquake: $12 billion

Amount of pledges fulfilled two years after the earthquake: $8 billion

Amount pledged by the United States after the earthquake: $1.8 billion

Amount spent by the U.S. so far: About $980 million

Percent of U.S. funds for reconstruction that went to Haitian firms: 2.5

Cost of MINUSTAH peacekeeping force, since earthquake: $1.5 billion

Cost of water and sanitation facilities sufficient to eradicate cholera in Haiti: $1.1 billion

Number of Haitians who have been infected with cholera: 525,000

Number who have died as a result: 7,000

Grants given for the construction of Caracol Industrial Park in northern Haiti: $224 million

Total compensation given to the families displaced: $1.2 million

Homes destroyed in the earthquake: 175,000

Sources: Center for Economic Policy Research, National Human Rights Defense Network, United Nations Conduct and Discipline Unit, United Nations Peacekeeping Missions, United Nations Special Envoy for Haiti. Photo credits: xx.

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