Debris from Haitian earthquake used to rebuild

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In Haiti, more than half of the 10 million cubic metres of rubble caused by the earthquake has been removed in one of the largest-scale clearance operations of its kind by the UN and its partners.

A portion of it is being used to repair roads, improve neighbourhoods and rebuild houses.

More than 80,000 buildings in the capital city of Port-au-Prince and surrounding areas collapsed after the 7.0-magnitude quake that hit the country two years ago.

The earthquake killed nearly 200,000 people and left amounts of debris equivalent to 4,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

Julie Walker reports

Duration: 2’31″

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