The IRC provided psychosocial care, medical assistance and legal counseling to survivors of violence. For years many people were living in tents, wherever they could find room.
They have been cursed by several tropical storms and natural disasters that have temporarily crippled their economy but none have been as devastating as this recent earthquake.
Works Cited Central America and Carribean: This photo by Kris Peterson depicts the devastating structural damage caused by the Haiti Earthquake. The country is still recovering. So many people died in such a short time, that they used dump trucks to haul the dead bodies to mass graves.
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This was not just because of the property damage and deaths from the earthquake. Almost 70, IDPs were not currently targeted by any return or relocation programs. Almost 80, people lived in 67 camps considered to be at particularly high risk of flooding, with an additional 30 camps at additional environmental risks.
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By mid, an estimatedpeople remained internally displaced in camps.
After the earthquake, many charities and organizations asked people around the world to help Haiti. At leasthouses were badly damaged andwere destroyed by the earthquake. And countries promise money to help rebuild, but it takes a while to get the money, and in most disasters, only half the money that is promised is actually sent.
Unfortunately the Haitians that did survive now find themselves in a terrible predicament as far as employment goes. Finally, the few roads that were paved in Haiti were left cracked and flooded with cars damaged by the earthquake, making transportation in and out of Haiti nearly impossible.
Most hospitals in the area were destroyed, which made things much worse.
The IRC went to work to reunite children with their families, collaborating with the Haitian government and a network of international and local organizations to find, identify and register separated children.
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On January 12. The quake that struck Haiti was the same strength as the Loma Prieta earthquake that struck San Francisco during the World Series.
But Haiti's quake was miles below the surface. It was also just 10 miles from the capital of Port-au-Prince. The earthquake that hit Haiti on 12 Jan affected almost million people, including the entire population of million people living in the capital, Port-au- Prince.
The Government of Haiti estimates that the earthquake. Inthe International Rescue Committee responded to a devastating earthquake in Haiti that forced more than two million people from their homes.Download