Photos of Haiti’s Slow March Toward Recovery

One year later, we take a look back at the lessons learned since the country's catastrophic earthquake.

By Hatty Lee, Jamilah King Jan 12, 2011

Wednesday marks the one year anniversary of Haiti’s catastrophic earthquake. And so far, it’s been a painstakingly slow road toward recovery. We’re taking a look back at the past year and all that’s happened: the recovery — or lack thereof; presidential elections, and the violence that followed; the country’s back-and-forth saga with international aid; the more recent deadly outbreak of cholera; and how history, not just circumstance, may be to blame for all of it. Also be sure to read Michelle Chen’s Global Justice column on the lessons learned over the past twelves months.

A woman walks by the rubbles of a building that collapsed after the earthquake in Port au Prince on January 12, 2010. Photo Marco Dormino/ The United Nations

Jan 14,2010. Port-au-Prince, Haiti. UN Photo/Logan Abassi.

Haitian Red Cross volunteer Miname Glaude holds Michel Laurent (15 months) at a Red Cross medical center in Croix de Priez. Photo: Creative Commons/American Red Cross

Port-au-Prince Haiti, January 20, 2010 Photo: Creative Commons/newbeatphoto

La Piste cholera observation centre, Haiti. November 10, 2010. Photo: Creative Commons/British Red Cross

Haiti election protests, Dec. 8, 2010. Photo: Creative Commons/digital democracy

One year later, hundreds of thousands of people still live in temporary shelters. Jan. 8, 2011. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images