February 4, 2010 7:10 AM

Haitian government worries temporary housing may become permanent slums

Thousands of Port-au-Prince's newly destitute residents aren't waiting for the government or the United Nations to provide shelter. As they have for decades, they're taking matters into their own hands, cobbling shelter together from whatever's at hand. Government leaders worry that scores of makeshift shacks rising from the dust of the quake will become permanent slums and frustrate plans to rebuild Port-au-Prince.

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