Background Haiti is an island which is located in the Greater Antilles of the Caribbean Sea, the island is 27,750 square kilometers in size and has approximately 10.8 million people, which ranks it the first populous country in the Caribbean. Despite, Haiti vast population 80 percent of the people live below the poverty line hence, half of the citizens are malnourished. In terms of healthcare systems, the island positions last in the western hemispheres and one of the world worst healthcare system due to their lacking sanitation systems, poor nutrition and insufficient health services, which continues to prevent Haiti development. In addition, for generations Haiti has
However, while the Chilean government made active responses to the Chile Earthquake, there was a lack of relief effort from the Haitian government. Additionally, victims of Haiti Earthquake made comments such as “The government has given us nothing, no medical services or water” (Sara Miller Llana), showing the lack of governmental aid. Notwithstanding the lack of relief efforts, Haitian government did make a wise decision in accepting external aid. In contrast, initially, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet originally rejected foreign aid with the reasoning that an assessment of needs was to be done
Typically, there are two problems in Hanoi which are water shortage and flood. Because of the fast urbanization, there are many impervious areas and the drainage systems are overload when the permeable areas are decreasing and disappearing. Otherwise, Hanoi is being affected by underground water exploitation that causes the subsidence issue. Therefore in the rainy season, Hanoi is always in flooding situation. Moreover, the fast rising of population in Hanoi causes the unbalance of water usage.
In Haiti, the nation was forced to pay what is now $23 billion (Brown & Smith). This is now putting an effect on their country because if they do not have the money, they can not rebuild nearly anything again. The nation is not able to pay for any education, which impacts everyone very much. If they do not have the education, they can not read the alerts for evacuation. Making sure that
The UN peacekeepers had contracted the disease from an earlier mission in Nepal, and the epidemic was caused when a sanitation system at their base leaked contaminated fecal matter into a Haitian river. Due to the devastation of the earthquake, and Haiti’s poor plumbing facilities, the disease quickly spread, infecting more than half a million people. The epidemic caused reconstruction efforts in Haiti to halt and resulted in distrust toward the UN, who refused to compensate the victims. 7) Children in Need The Children in Need charity, which is run by the BBC, funded the propaganda activities of the suicide bombers who killed 52 Londoners in the 2005 terror attacks. Between 1999 and 2002, the charity donated $40,000 to an Islamic school and bookshop, which were used as fronts to recruit and train homegrown terrorists.
The earthquake that happened In Haiti was due to the constant jostle and grind of the Caribbean and North American plate, the two plates that Haiti lies on. These two plates were locked for almost 250 years, and all the stress was released resulting in a 7.0 Magnitude earthquake. Japan lies on the Ring of Fire where 90% of volcanoes and earthquakes happen due to the plate movement. Japan lies on the North American and Pacific plate, and when the Pacific plate went under the north american plate and a 9 magnitude earthquake occured and along with it a tsunami that hit the coast of Japan. Finally in Costa Rica, the 7.6 quake occurred 25 miles below the surface when the Cocos plate slid underneath the Caribbean plate causing the tremor.
Furthermore, the social impact gets worse if you count the psychological trauma faced by Haitians who lost their personal belongings in hurricane Matthew. Many have to leave behind assets they held dear to their hearts in order to save themselves. So not only did the hurricane take lives and destroy properties, it destroyed precious memories and uprooted
Petra Nemcova once said, “We cannot stop natural disasters but we can arm ourselves with knowledge: so many lives wouldn’t have to be lost if there was enough disaster preparedness.” (Brainy Quote) A natural disaster is unpredictable and will obliterate anything in its path. Families and victims go through sorrow and nuisance. I watched many emotions arise and spirits emerge when I saw the victims of the earthquake that happened in Haiti six years ago. Seeing the devastation of a natural disaster allowed me to change into a better person by helping and wanting to give back to their now extravagant community by rebuilding the kaput, wrecked roads. The first time I walked through the streets of Haiti, I could feel the sentiment in the air of heartbreak and poignant.
With further research on the topic it is made known that “Eighty percent of the country’s population lives in poverty” (Jackson, N/A). While exploring some of the reasons why Haiti is in such poverty it became clear that there is a connection between “papa doc” and “baby doc” and the Duvalier’s and how they contributed to Haiti’s poverty. “The Duvalier’s left Haiti economically decimated. A large number of educated professionals left the country during the Duvalier regimes, and the period that followed was so unstable, it was hard to lay down roots and build infrastructure. International investment was limited because it was an unreliable business environment” (Smith,
The economy after the quake decreased rapidly and Nepalese people suffered. Many homes and buildings were destroyed, even century old world heritage sites. Buddhists and Hindus were deeply effected as their cultural sites were damaged or destroyed. If an earthquake hits the area again, hopefully Nepal will be better