Haiti earthquake News

Quick-Cash, Risk-Swap Deals Multiply in Extreme Weather Era

Some of the world’s largest insurers are eagerly pitching cities, states and even school districts on policies designed to pay out quickly with few questions in the event of extreme weather. The catch: Even a hurricane might not be extreme …

5 Years Post Haiti Earthquake Recovery Evident

It’s been five years since the ground shook violently in and around the overcrowded capital of Haiti, the Western Hemisphere’s poorest country, raising a cloud of dust over the smashed city and outlying towns. The devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck …

Few Major Haiti Reconstruction Projects Have Begun

The billions of dollars in aid that flowed into Haiti after its shattering earthquake were meant to build a new nation with thriving farms, apparel factories, modern hospitals and paved roads in the countryside. Ambitious plans call for $500 million …