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The city of Grand Goave facing its challenges head on

The city of Grand Goâve has existed since at least the 16th century. First colonized by the Spanish and then the French, Goâve was split into two cities, Grand-Goâve and Petit-Goâve.

When the earthquake of 2010 slammed into Haiti, Grand-Goâve suffered demolishment of its infrastructure. Every city building collapsed, schools crumbled, and City Hall and the police station were turned to rubble. The shaking produced a landslide that became a dam. When the rains came, the dam waters overflowed its banks and flooded Grand- Goâve. The U.S. and Catholic Relief Services provided disaster aid and participated in reconstruction efforts.

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