The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the common sense. We are made up of two unique development institutions owned by 185 member coun...
Season of dread returns as Haiti awaits devastating hurricane season
Decades of deforestation left the Carribbean island defenceless against last year's catastrophic hurricanes. But Haiti hopes attempts to sav
An examination of the continuing effects of recent hurricanes on the economy and ecology of Haiti.
A Paradise Built in Hell
The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster
The most startling thing about disasters, according to Rebecca Solnit, is not merely that so many people rise to the occasion, but that they do so with joy. That joy reveals an ordinarily unmet yearni...