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Haiti marks third anniversary of devastating earthquake.

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (TAP) - Haiti Saturday observed the third anniversary of a 7.0-magnitude earthquake that killed more than 200,000 people and left more than a million homeless.

As officials and communities across the tiny Caribbean country plan low-key ceremonies, tens of thousands of people still live in makeshift camps around the capital, Port-au-Prince.

Recovery efforts have been slow to take hold because of a paralysed government, the island's inadequate infrastructure and other factors, such as a drought, tropical storm Isc and cyclone Sandy last year. Less than half of the several billion dollars pledged by donors has been raised and distributed.

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Publication:Agency Tunis Afrique Press
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Date:Jan 12, 2013
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