Haiti 2010 Earthquake Essay

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Devastating Earthquake in Haiti 2010 Haiti is considered one of the poorest countries in the world. However, now imagine the fear of living a horrible nightmare, and then went you wake up the horrible nightmare comes true, even worse than you dreamed. That was the real situation for more than three million people, in one of the poorest countries. That case occurred in Haiti. In January, 2010 a devastating earthquake of 7.0 magnitude on the Richter scale, overwhelmed this country and directly affected almost the whole population in Haiti. This event is considered as the worst earthquake in Haiti, and one of the worst human catastrophes, in the poorest country of the American Continent. The 2010 earthquake had many effects such as a big …show more content…
The first effect applies to the people in the country, according to Haiti Post Disasters Needs Assessment, which is an identity made by the Government of the Republic of Haiti. They wrote an article about the damage in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake, they declare that “Over 220,000 people lost their lives and over 300,000 were injured. Thousands of people are in need of psychological support or psychosocial supervision” (5). That means that Haitians were visibly affected with painful results. Many people lost large parts of their family, including their children, seniors, mothers, teenagers, and nevertheless the other half of the family that survived were witnesses of how their dearly loved lost their lives in a horrible way. That population that survived not only lost their family, they also lost their houses, all their material things that they had before and food. A big significant part of the country lost everything. But that was not all, many people that survived were in critical health conditions, and also the country did not have sufficient recourses to take care of them, so the patient served in refugee camps by the doctors who joined the cause. All those factors incited in the population to create a big trauma, anxiety and desperation in a considered amount, that they will never …show more content…
The 2010 earthquake was a real example which makes people think things like that. The Haiti earthquake was a catastrophe that led to a big and unforgettable impact in many innocent people, more contamination in the country, illness, loss of material possessions, and a great percent of the buildings and houses collapsing. Haiti was considered as a poor country, but after the 2010 earthquake became one of the poorest countries. These effects were some of the most inhumane effects for the gentle population in that country called

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