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Haiti earthquake recovery moving slowly

CORAIL-CESSELESSE, Haiti (AP) - Six months after a devastating magnitude 7 earthquake rocked Haiti, the nation is moving way too slowly in getting back to where it was before the quake.

In the capital Port au Prince, some 300 trucks are working each day to remove the rubble left behind, but still 98 percent of the ruins remain.

And bodies buried under debris are still being found.

The number of people in relief camps has doubled since the quake to 1.6 million, and transitional housing barely exists.

Most of the $3.1 billion pledged for humanitarian aid has paid for field hospitals, supplies and relief workers.

Most Haitians didn't have running water and electricity before the quake, and still don't.

And crime is more prevalent since the quake, especially against women and children living in camps.

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