Haiti Surviving After The Earthquake Essay

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The effects caused by the earthquakes are devastating. It causes losses of human life and has effects on the infrastructure and economy. Earthquakes can happen at any time anywhere. In January 12, 2010 an earthquake of a magnitude of 7.0 hit the nation of Haiti. An estimation of 316,000 people was killed and more than 1.3 million of Haitians were left homeless (Earthquake Information for 2010). Haiti was lead in a terrified chaos. After the earthquake, families were separated because many of the members were killed. The homes, schools, and hospitals were demolished. People loss their most value belongings. It would take time to the country to recover from this terrible disaster. The long ...view middle of the document...

The most horrible was to see dozens bodies scatted around the city hoping someone could bury loess. It was a desperate situation for many people and especially for children. Many children lost their parents or were abandoned by their own parents due to economic issues, but the reality is uncertain. It was clear agonizing of many children; we saw the hurt of children in Haiti. The images of children crying inconsolably that can look right through the television ratings. For many of these children it has caused psychological traumas because their future is uncertain. They lack of love and motivation. Imagine yourself alone? Now imagine those children that have to live alone that do not have a home. Nobody is there to guide their future! “The feeling of many children is that nobody loves them even God” (In Haiti, children are the most vulnerable). Children’s narrate their experiences and feelings after the earthquake. A seven year old boy, Michele, describes that when he was trying to escape of the collapsing building a block of concrete fell on his right leg. He remembers that dripped blood on his clothes, and that his mother took him on her back to the hospital. Time has already past and he still not is able to walk. Michele and his mother spent the night in a yard the cold is their only blanket. Is sadly seen at the faces of children that in front of the TV cameras in tears in their eyes they describe what happened during the earthquake. As Rodrigue a 12 years old boy who was playing football outside...

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