Haiti is a Caribbean country that shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic to its east. Though it’s still recovering from a 2010 earthquake, many of Haiti 's landmarks dating to the early 19th century remain intact. These include Citadelle la Ferrière, a mountaintop fortress, and the nearby ruins of Sans-Souci Palace, the baroque former royal home of King Henry
In the future to prevent Haiti from greater damage by natural disasters Haiti should do the following actions: To prevent Causalities in future disasters Haiti should give warning to all residents about the disaster predicted and get to the safest place possible. You could get to a safe place in your city/town were you can prevent serious injuries and deaths. People In Haiti could have a plan run by the community or council and all should know what to do if something horrific occurs, that way the town will be safe and knowledgeable about how to protect themselves. These three proposals could prevent further impact in the future from natural disasters and the citizens of Haiti to be safe and aware at all times.
In 2010 a devastating earthquake hit Haiti, killing hundreds of thousands and leaving millions homeless. This earthquake was one of the worst humanitarian disasters of all time. After this devastating event the UN and others helped rebuild Haiti by coming up with many solutions, you will see some worked and others didn’t. On January, 10 , our president, Barack Obama announced that America would one of the quickest and largest contributor to help Haiti in their time of need.
This is similarly compared to the Furesians, well some perhaps, they both live in extreme poverty surviving on less than $2 a day. " According to a USAID report, the death toll from the earthquake was between 46,000 and 85,000, while the official figure by the Haitian government estimated the death toll at 316,000." (Daniel) Again similar to the Eggonians and the impoverished death tolls they faced because of the Furesians, but of course Haiti was caused by the
On January 12, 2010 a 7.0 earthquake hit the coast of Haiti along the capital of Port of Prince leaving the country in devastation and ruin, along with over 200,000 deaths. The country, already poverty ridden, faced many obstacles including families needing to provide the essential elements of food, water, and housing. Haiti, already known to be a poor nation, struggled further with economic issues along with the basic necessities of life. Haiti is known for its rich, wonderful coffee that is grown in the mountains and known to be its finest export. It has typically been sold or smuggled to the Dominican Republic, but with the devastation of the earthquake, Haiti is unable to export its product to other areas.
Even though things look different and both countries have their own cultures, sometimes when we look at what’s happening. Clark state, “Haitian culture holds a deeply patriarchal belief that women should only concern themselves with domestic work and childcare” (Clark.) Haiti should probably look at the cultures and laws of both, and try to compare them together. In Haiti, American laws can be reordered to fit into the laws that Haiti have. The laws that Haiti have now are not working for the women very well.
The Haitian earthquake had devastating consequences for both Haiti and the world, due to a lack of infrastructure, their location on specific fault lines, and a UN-originated cholera outbreak after the earthquake. The earthquake had an effect that will likely last for decades on Haiti.
Although many governmental agencies cite foreign aid as beneficial to Haiti’s development,it simply provides short term relief, therefore countries must reevaluate the way they choose to utilize aid. The failure illustrated in the United State’s aid to Haiti stems directly from America’s false notion that foreign aid can buy growth, which has proven to be a detrimental mindset. Economist William Easterly famously stated, “Poor people die not only because of the world’s indifference to their poverty, but also because of ineffective efforts by those who do care”(Easterly). Humans have an innate need to feel like the hero, yet after fulfilling this need through foreign aid, there is little thought as to what is done with their money. Additionally,
Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere. In Haiti, 80% of the populations were under the poverty line and on January 12, 2010, a 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit Haiti (Amadeo, 2016) and more than fifty-nine aftershocks that followed. This natural disaster had a devastating effect on Haiti economy. Government and people around the world made donations and pledges of aid to Haiti. (History, 2017)
Haiti: Led To Failure? State failure is viewed as the partial or full collapse of state authority where matters such as revolutionary wars, genocides, and constant regime transitions seemingly occur (King & Zeng pp. 623-625). The world has been witness to failing states throughout history and the vast majority of times this witness is of third world countries who lack adequate resources.
The earthquake in Haiti was devastating for many reasons. However, I am only going to focus on one main issue, Haiti’s building infrastructure. The homes that were built in Haiti were unstable due to the cheap materials that were used. After the earthquake many families lost their homes and family members due to the lack of efficient building of homes. In America, the government has set up regulations that constructors has to follow in order to continue building.
If you have read the writing piece by Leonard Pitts, "Sometimes, the Earth Is Cruel" then you will understand why they think they are being treated cruelly and unfairly. The "bad guy" in this scenario would be, plainly, Earth and the victim would be Haiti. It mostly focuses on Haiti and what has happened throughout the recent years but it is actually talking about all the poor countries that can't catch a break. Countries like, but not limited to, Congo, Niger, Burundi, Mozambique, and so much more. Being treated cruelly is willfully causing pain or suffering to others and/or feeling no concern about it.
I did not quite understand your last paragraph, indeed, Haiti did suffer a lot. I remember when it occurred and in my old neighborhood everybody was wearing t-shirts that supported Haiti. I know Haiti is a poor country and Many others were helping out with the disaster. I think you did a good thing in donating money for the cause, that shows how much you care about poor countries and what they go through. It is awful when any type of disaster occurs because a lot of innocent people die or lose someone important in their lives.
(Margesson, R. and Taft – Morales, M., 2010) Unlike Japan who led the way in their own recovery, Haiti depended on foreign organisations to create a plan for their recovery and emergency response because there was no procedure in place prior to the earthquake. Before the earthquake, the World Bank was in the process of creating a disaster risk management plan in conjunction with the Haitian Government. However, the plan was still in its early stages and hurricanes were the main focus, because they are the most common natural disaster experienced on the island. (Margesson, R. and Taft – Morales, M., 2010)
Power is not evenly distributed in the country and there are times where the citizens will try to rectify that imbalance of power. Other times, citizens will just accept their place in society without making any political waves. Haiti is much more a collectivist society rather than an individual society because family is crucial in the Haitian household. This is because it can take several incomes and individuals to pool their resources together to sustain life.