This is partly because Haiti come out of slavery through rebellion and became the first black republic in the world. Haitians suffered from high unemployment rates and the earthquake exponentially caused this to increase. Most of Haiti’s economy was embedded on agriculture as it employed about two thirds of Haitians. The earthquake resulted in major layoffs after the destruction of the agriculture industry (Haiti earthquake
Conditions for the small country worsened as a devastating earthquake struck Haiti in 2010, and over 300,000 people were killed, and 1.5 million were displaced, leaving them homeless. Just months after the earthquake hit, Haiti experienced the worst cholera outbreak in recent history, killing thousands, and infecting more than 6% of the population (Cook). Despite efforts from humanitarians and charities around the world, things never seemed to get better as access to clean drinking water and safe shelter became scarce. As the environment became virtually uninhabitable, many Haitians came to the United States, seeking asylum, and an opportunity to better the lives for themselves and their
Over 220,000 died and 300,000 people were injured. This earthquake made 1.3 million people homeless and destroyed 293,383 houses. Some of hospitals were collapsed which made people hard to aid themselves and 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 control tower and runway and ports like Port-au-Prince seaport were also unusable due to falls of container cranes.
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,
A Haitian is described as Pitts explains, “Surely some homeless, dust-streaked Haitian can be forgiven for thinking it is always Haiti’s turn, just days after the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere saw it’s capital city smashed by the strongest earthquake it has ever known, a 7.0-magnitude monster” (Pitt’s 1). The earth is cruel to the wretchedly poor and unstable Haitians. They go through the devastation of natural disasters more than any other countries. The tragedies that Haiti has gone through has cost many lives and Haitian families struggle in the midst of the destruction and the lost loved ones. The destruction make the Haitians feel diminutive and they aspire to be like the Americans who do not have their turn of natural disaster nearly as much as they do.
Earning less than one or two dollars every day, people living in poverty cannot afford a decent health. In the book “Journey to Jo’burg” by Beverly Naidoo, a poor African family lived in a rural area of Africa during the colonization era. A little girl in the family named Dineo is desperately ill. But, they were not able to get medication due to the high costs of doctors and medication. This book is based on the situation in Africa during the past.
In San Francisco on April 18, 1906 at about 5:13 am a HUGE earthquake hit recorded as a 7.7-7.9 . Damaging buildings from left to right. Many poorly structured buildings collapsed causing 500 million dollars in total damage (1906 money) translated to about 8.2 billion dollars today. It was recorded that most buildings immediately caught fire which trapped the victims, about 25,000 buildings were burnt down from the fire, a total of about 490 blocks.At around 8:14 a Major aftershock hit making even more damaged building collapse. The earthquake and fires in San Francisco were recorded to be the worst natural disaster in U.S. history.
“The second year of the reign of Valens (366 CE)... the Roman world was shaken by a violent and destructive earthquake.” “But the tide soon returned with the weight of an immense flood which was severely felt on the coast of sicily, Greece, and Egypt… Fifty thousand persons had lost their lives in the flood.” After Rome lost 50,000 people in the flood the plague killed thousands more. “The resulting disease decimated the population. The population of Rome decreased from a million people to 250,000.” This disease caused the population to decrease severely, and most of the people in the army died as well so they had very little and weak military power.All of these things are happening to Rome and it is causing them to become very weak and have almost no military power because know they only have 250,000 people in all of Rome compared to what they used to have, 1 million. All of this helped play a significant role in the fall of
This storm claimed its title as one of the most deadly hurricanes to ever hit the United States of America with a estimated death count of 1,245 to 1,836 total. Katrina, on top of all the damage that she did, displaced over a million people from the coastal areas
It is said to be the most devastating outbreak in world history. More people died of the flu in a single year than those who died in the four years of Black Plague from 1347 to 1351. In addition, it killed more people in 25 weeks than AIDS killed in 25 years. The 1918-1919 flu also known as "Spanish flu" was a global catastrophe. Epidemics become unmanageable at alarming speeds because people might not use proper treatment, lack of herd immunity.
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.
The subways were still not in use months after the hurricane because it cracked the concrete in the subways. The cost of all the damages amounted up to 75 million United States dollars (Dunbar, 2013). There were at least 117 deaths in the United States as a cause of hurricane sandy 40 of the fatalities were caused by flooding. Hurricane sandy was a one through four category hurricane but, there were not very many deaths which is a good thing. Next many families were left homeless after hurricane sandy.
This is the view of Singer, charity is the virtue that requires us to seek what 's best for other. Let 's take in the perspective of Haiti, a country which is rated one of the highest percentile in poverty, almost 77 percent. "The World Bank notes that more than half of Haiti’s population lives on less than $1 a day, while about 80% of the country lives on less than $2 a day." (Sauter) The reason why Haiti is one of the top impoverished countries in the world, was because of a 7 magnitude scale earthquake, which struck Haiti five years ago, and over those pass 5 years, they still haven 't finished building. This is similarly compared to the Furesians, well some perhaps, they both live in extreme poverty surviving on less than $2 a day. "
August 29th, 2005, a category 5 hurricane made land fall along the United States Gulf Coast. Hurricane Katrina is considered to be one of the most destructive hurricanes the U.S. has ever incurred; displacing hundreds of thousands from their homes throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. Consequently the U.S. economy was greatly impacted from the desolation that Hurricane Katrina inflicted. Katrina stretched over 400 miles across with wind speeds up to 100-140 mph; more than 2,000 lives were lost and over 90,000 square miles of the U.S. were affected. After the storm thousands were left stranded in attics and on roofs for days until rescue missions arrived.