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,
Just as Haiti’s economy was starting to grow once again, the country was struck with the earthquake and perpetuated the cycle of poverty. It was estimated that the overall losses and damages caused by the earthquake were between $7 billion to $14 billion US dollars (149). The gross domestic product of Haiti shrunk 5.1 percent and even before the earthquake, Haiti was the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. There was about eighty percent of the population living below the poverty line and forty percent living in abject poverty (Haiti earthquake web). This is partly because Haiti come out of slavery through rebellion and became the first black republic in the world.
“Slavery In The Dominican Republic and How It Affected the Natives Racial Identity” By definition the Dominican Republic is a Caribbean Hispaniola Island that is shared with Haiti to the West. The Dominican Republic today is a major tourist destination and has become a major source of sugar, coffee, and other exports. But the Dominican Republic had to suffer a lot in order to prevail the way they did, undergoing being enslaved by the Spaniards while on the other side of the island the Haitians were enslaved by the french hence the obvious difference in languages and cultures. The main difference is that the Dominican Republic lost their racial identity and until the present day are unaware of their true racial identity. Slavery affects every country and person differently but in the Dominican Republic, slavery took away the nation’s identity.
The powerful earthquake left over one million people in Haiti homeless (DesRoches et al./2011). The already failed government became useless and sending aid to Haiti became challenging for other organizations because of lack of airport runways amongst other things (DesRoches et al./2011). With many of the hospitals damaged or destroyed, health care providers were not prepared to help so many. Flooding and unsanitary conditions were cause for concern in field hospitals (Lichtenberger et al./2010). Keeping infectious diseases from spreading inside of field hospitals was challenging, especially without access to running water (Lichtenberger et al./2010).
13,434 deaths were d to unsafe sanitation which also accounted for 2.6% of all deaths in South Africa in 2000. Having ineffectual and Incompetent access to safe water and/or sanitation services, synced with poorly skilled hygiene habitd, diminishes and disturbs thousands of children every day, which margins towards and edges society to approach to impoverishment and minimizes convinient opportunities for thousands more. In terms of both water and sanitation, Africa is far behind other areas of the world: across the continent, 327 million people lack access to safe drinking water while 565 million lack access to sanitation – 210 million more than in 1990. It has been predicted that at current amount of
Many people, mainly children dying of malnutrition, around 58% of children in Burundi, suffer from malnutrition (Bloemen, 2013). The Civil War in 1993 is the main reason why so many innocent people have nothing to eat in Burundi. Due to this war, a large amount of Burundians, are unable to produce and farm their own food (Pike, 2016). This issue has been ongoing for the past fifteen years. (Frank, 2015) Every day, you have to see at least one person begging for money, or food, and basic human necessities.
Introduction: During the 1800’s, Slavery was an immense problem in the United States. Slaves were people who were harshly forced to work against their will and were often deprived of their basic human rights. Forced marriages, child soldiers, and servants were all considered part of enslaved workers. As a consequence to the abolition people found guilty were severely punished by the law. Slavery in the US was firstly introduced in 1619 when tobacco and crops had to be grown effectively.
Over 220,000 died and 300,000 people were injured. This earthquake destroyed over 293,383 houses, which made 1.3 million people homeless. Some of hospitals were collapsed which made people hard to aid themselves and led to the shortage of doctors. As the buildings in Port au Prince were in very poor condition that were non-resistant for earthquake, many commercial buildings collapsed and therefore businesses in Haiti destroyed. Toussaint L’Ouverture International Airport, only airport in Haiti, was unusable due to damage in the control tower and runways, and ports like Port-au-Prince seaport were also unusable due to the fall of container cranes.
About three billion people which is about half of the population of the world, live on less than two dollars per day. This leading to many deaths, mostly children whom die of illness while many more even though still alive, lack access to water supplies or even potable water and medical lifesaving immunization drugs. While serious progress have been made in many different parts of the world like East of Asia for example, the majority of the poor people in the world severely suffering of extreme poverty, live in Sub-Saharan countries in Africa. Suite to various events when poverty has been addressed, foreign aid from Western and oversea developed countries to what is called the “Third World” countries, has been looked at as the answer to this global poverty. During the post-colonial era which was around the 1960s, was the time period that marked the end of the global domination of European countries as well as some Americans, foreign aid had been one of the main means of attaining end to poverty and suffering within undeveloped countries.
Question 2 Issue of Poverty The issue of poverty is huge all around the world. Poverty sometimes happens because of a high rate of unemployment often even certain illnesses. Almost half the world over 3 billion people live on less than R32.77 a day. Over one billion children live in poverty all over the world. 640 million live without suitable housing, 400 million have no access to safe water, 270 million have no access to health services.