I work with Romanian Roma families present in Florence. Plus I direct a library in a cemetery where many slavery abolitionists are buried. Our library studies indigenous and nomadic groups subject to discrimination.
On the Haiti crisis I see intense similarities, the risk of homelessness to families, from faulty construction due to poverty. I recommend wood rather than masonry structures in areas subject to earthquake. Wooden prefabricated houses from northern Europe are available on the web for less than 10,000 euro. Also the need for solar panels for a light, recharging cell phones and running a laptop computer.
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