Haiti: What will they do?? January 22, 2010Posted by Different Earnings Blog in Politics.
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Haiti was rocked by a earthquake on January 12, 2010 at 9:53 p.m.. The earthquake measured at 7.0. Within minutes a country and society which was already on the brink of collapse became diminished. All that was cherished by these resilient people was lost. Port au Prince and the rest of the country was left in economic and social ruin.
The body count rose from 72,000 people to an estimated 200,000 people believed to be dead. Most of the people are being put in mass graves making it nearly impossible to get an accurate body count. Also, there are still many underneath the ruin of this historic city.
It was estimated that 3 million people in Haiti need food, water, shelter, and medical assistance. With this much destruction, the people of Haiti have gone from quiet order to fear and desperation to survive. Eight days without real food and water have promoted this chaotic struggle to survive and find any means of leaving the ruined city.
In what I consider to be a true miracle, Monley, a 5 year old boy was found eight days after the earthquake hit. The child was reported by CNN to be in good condition but in need of water. Monley’s mother was found dead and the father missing.
Relief organizations are asking donations for the people of Haiti.
Below is a list of organizations to donate to: