The Horrible Haiti Earthquake

Haiti’s massive earthquake could be the world’s most devastating natural disaster since World War II in relation to the country’s size and economy, causing as much as $14 billion in damage, according to a study released Tuesday by the Inter-American Development Bank. In the poem it says: A poor and desolate land with no means of help (THHE, par. 2). Haiti is the place where everyone is still waiting for some one’s help. People have lost their houses, their jobs, children and everything else for a life. Some say Haiti may rebuild into a great place but others say it will never survive (THHE, par. 3). Haiti was ruined terribly that there is almost no hope for the betterment as we look over the situation.  Haiti was ruined after the earthquake. The people of Haiti are getting some aid but not enough that’s needed. The earthquake stroked the poorest of places which was quite unfortunate. The Haiti earthquake was a catastrophe that disturbed the whole world. Haiti has long played the dark shadow to the bright sunlight. Optimism over Haiti’s impending renaissance has been subsumed beneath the horrors of the earthquake, which has resulted in tens of thousands of deaths and millions of displacements.

Jasper Rose


The Current Issue in Haiti

Three years after the devastating earthquake that destroyed Haiti, the effects of the earthquake can still be seen today.  The article written by the New York Times in December of 2012 displays the issues that still plaguing Haiti. From delayed elections to epidemics Haiti is finding that recovering is extremely difficult. When the earthquake happened $7.5 billion was raised for aid but less than half went to actually rebuilding Haiti (Haiti par.6). After the earthquake epidemics of cholera broke out killing more than five percent of the population (Haiti par. 29). Even after the earthquake massacres happened that people are now just being put on trial (Haiti par. 43), Haitians are still fighting to rebuild their country. Not everything in Haiti is a horrible thing, new factories are opening and are expected to bring in about 200,000 jobs which can allow people to earn money to rebuild their country (Haiti par. 54).  This doesn’t mean that the road to recovery is going to be easy, violence is going to continue and it will take years to bring the country back to the way it was. Haiti is still struggling to regain and rebuild everything that Haitians lost after the earthquake. The fact was that Haiti was never an extremely wealthy country before the earthquake so people are going to work even harder to make Haiti better then it was before.

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Haiti Earthquake: Thousands Feared Dead

          About two years ago, a huge earthquake hit Haiti, a small undeveloped island in the Caribbean. This earthquake, registering a 7.3 on the Richter scale (par. 1), devastated millions of people. We’ve all heard this story on the news, or seen it on the internet. But how much do you really know about this catastrophe or Haiti in general?

            This giant Earthquake ruined many important government buildings in the capital city, demolished thousands of homes around the country, and killed hundreds of thousands of people. Even the Presidential Palace and the Finance ministry were destroyed by this disaster. (par. 9) President Obama and the leaders of France both immediately said they would soon send aid and supplies to the devastated country. (par. 15-18) The tiny island country was so poor, that in 2008 it was estimated that over sixty percent of buildings in the country were unsafe in even normal conditions, much less in a huge earthquake. (par. 21-22)