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The Mayor of a community in Haiti
Jean Darius describes the desperate conditions that were present after the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti. People had lost their homes and were without food, water and proper toilets. Jean explains how help from the Haitian government and the international community has improved things, but there is still much to do. He emphasises the need to begin the construction of new schools, hospitals and roads now that the immediate emergency has passed. This BBC News clip is published as part of BBC News Online and was first broadcast on 17 February 2010. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
To support themed study of the global community and global links. Literacy - writing or debating to persuade the international community to continue supporting Haiti. PSHE - discuss how someone like Jean has had to overcome his emotions to carry on helping people.
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