Bill Clinton Breaks Ground on New Haiti Shelter

Less than a week after the wedding of his only daughter, former U.S. President Bill Clinton broke ground on a new shelter in Haiti following his Clinton Foundation's $1 million pledge to improve hurricane safety.

The new shelter is a communal hurricane shelter at the École Communautaire Sainte Thérèse de Darbonne school in Léogâne, Haiti. According to the Clinton Foundation, funds from various sources will enable dozens of shelters to be built, with the buildings operating as schools when there is no storm risk.

The Clinton Foundation reports that following this year's devastating earthquake in Haiti, 1 to 2 million people are living in temporary housing and camps in the Caribbean country. Léogâne is at high risk for hurricane damage and currently has 200,000 people living in camps, according to the foundation.



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