At 4:53 pm on January 12, 2010, an earthquake registering a 7.0 on the Richter scale struck the country of Haiti, a few miles outside the capital of Port-Au-Prince. This devastating natural disaster killed over 200,000 and left over 600,000 injured or homeless, struggling to find the basic resources needed for survival. The earthquake also drastically changed the political, economical and ecological landscapes of Haiti, causing the already fragile government to virtually collapse. The lack of leadership during the time of crisis led to the reliance on foreign aid for almost all needed resources. Tent camps sprung up all over the country for people to live in during their transient living state. To continue exploring these topics, they are discussed more in-depth throughout the website.
November 8, 2010