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Five years After Haiti Earthquake

Posted by on Jan 12, 2015 in Articles, Haiti | Comments Off on Five years After Haiti Earthquake

Five years After Haiti Earthquake

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Five years After Haiti’s Earthquake, where died 230 thousand people

In Haiti, the death toll from a powerful earthquake that occurred on 12 January 2010 exceeded 230 thousand people. This was reported by the Minister of Communications of the island nation, Marie-Laurence Jocelyn Lasegue. According to her, this sad statistic is not yet final. Part of the victims had been buried in the first days after the disaster of their family members, the minister pointed out.

Prime Minister of Haiti, Jean-Max Bellerive said that the January earthquake had already set a record for the number of casualties as a result of any natural disaster on the two American continents.

The government earlier was also noted that, a variety of injuries and injured more than 300 thousand people, more than 1 million homeless.

State of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) decided to create a special fund of $ 100 million, funds from which will be spent on the reconstruction of Haiti. This decision was recorded in the final declaration of emergency in Quito meeting of representatives of UNASUR. The document expresses solidarity with the people of Haiti UNASUR.

In this regard, one of the priorities included issues articulated during the meetingof Haitian President Rene hikes: road construction and restoration of energy assistance to the agricultural sector (seeds, fertilizers), the restoration of the health care system.The Participants intend to as soon as possible to send to Haiti a delegation of economic planners.

President of the Presidency of the UNASUR Ecuador Rafael Correa also called on all creditors to cancel Haiti’s foreign debt, amounting to about $ 1.3 billion. The participants agreed to create a South American team of solidarity and cooperation for the elimination of the consequences of possible disasters in the region in the future.

Five years After Haiti Earthquake

Haiti Earthquake 2010

Posted by on Mar 22, 2014 in Articles, Haiti | Comments Off on Haiti Earthquake 2010

Haiti Earthquake 2010

Haiti Round Button Haiti Earthquake 2010 Robust, callous, ruthless – January 12, 2010 could have turned out to be one typical day for the people of Haiti yet things turned out to unimaginable and unforgettable in an atrocious manner. In fraction of seconds, properties were shattered, innocent lives we’re taken, leaving the people of Haiti with nothing. That day marked one of the most tragic disasters ever witnessed by man. After the earthquake, the people were incognizant and clueless on how they’re going to pick up the shattered pieces of their lives. No food, no water, no electricity, the lives of the people were paralleled with hell. Port au Prince is the largest and capital city of the Caribbean country of Haiti. There economy is greatly dependent on the products that they export to other countries, such as coffee and sugar. Despite their wobbly and rickety economy, it serves as a home to some of the world’s breathtaking sceneries. The catastrophe hit the country by storm. The 7.0 magnitude earthquake was reported to have taken more than 200 thousand lives. Imagine the terror of losing thousands of individuals in just a blink of an eye. Its mind blowing, spine-tingling, moreover, it’s heart breaking. Nearly 300 thousand houses were badly damaged and destroyed leaving a number of 1.5 million homeless. Home is a sanctuary for many, imagine losing the only place in this world where you can seek for care and keeps you protected from danger. Imagine investing both your sweat and blood, working a lifetime in order to provide shelter for your family. A number of 4,000 schools were damaged and destroyed. Imagine yourself whining all the time how school sucks yet you have here a bunch of young children whose only hope to rise up from the quicksand of poverty, gone. Imagine even after the upheaval when everyone thought that their misery ends there that is where they thought it wrong. Everything got even dreadful for the people of Haiti. A cholera outbreak was accounted to have infected more than 200 thousand people. Five thousand of them eventually died. Appalling as it is it but this became an eye-opener for many. Immediately after the earthquake, medical, food and fund assistance coming from NGO’s ad other organizations were facilitated and sent in order to help the people of Haiti. People from all walks of life, celebrity to business tycoons, and even ordinary people in all parts of the globe joined hand in hand to ease the saddle that the people are bearing during those dark times. It is truly remarkable how moments like this can unite the world in order to help our siblings from other nations. Above all, it the dependence of the people to their faith that makes them strong and hopeful amidst all the encumbrances that life has to give. It is God who is the divine and sole reason for our existence never gave us something that we cannot overcome. Stay strong because after the rainy day the sun will come shining in your life again. So, there’s no hating, just Haiti.