Essay On Haiti Earthquake

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A Natural disaster can cause harmful effects when they occur. Natural disaster can be devastating on villages, communities, churches, and one’s mental health wellness. As millions watched the world news, Haiti was destroyed by a natural disaster once again. This hurricane is called Matthew, which is a natural process that was beyond human control. Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the world, that was devastated by an earthquake in 2010. The natural disaster in Haiti uncovered the non-existent mental health care system for the Haitians. After the natural disaster in Haiti, there were no attempts made to assess the prevalence of mental illnesses which many Haitians were exposed to hurricane Matthew.
Background
On the afternoon of January 12, 2010, Haiti experienced an earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale with fifty-two recorded aftershocks. The estimated death toll in Haiti was 222,000 and over 300,000 people were physically injured and approximately 1.5 million Haitians were also reported homeless following the earthquake. To make matters worse there
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I can only think of the word desolation to describe the situation in Marie Ange Azor and her family lives. Marie and her family lost everything in the hurricane. They only have the clothes they were currently wearing. Now they must stay in an overcrowded shelter that have to be emotionally difficult for her, and her children. Now Marie has to worry about a cut she received from a nail when she was trying to evacuate her children from the area. Marie Ange Azor mood was very sad because of rumors and how 13 people had died from cholera due to contaminated water and Marie and her family was not in a safe and clean environment from the trash on the streets and rumors are, in the creeps were still dead bodies, and for her and the kids to try to go, to better a place would take a six to seven-days walk the would not be safe”. (Partlow,
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