Haiti Earthquake. By: Moad Elhouderi. Haiti’s location is in the Caribbean on the island of Hispaniola between North Atlantic ocean and the Caribbean sea. Its to the west of the Dominican Republic.
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By: Moad Elhouderi
Haiti’s location is in the Caribbean on the island of Hispaniola between North Atlantic ocean and the Caribbean sea. Its to the west of the Dominican Republic.
The Haitian government has confirmed that 250,000 resident homes have collapsed with 30,000 commercial buildings either damaged or destroyed. The earthquake has caused more serious injuries than deaths and an amount of 1.2 million people who are left homeless. The population of Haiti is approximately 9 million. The Earthquake was confirmed to take the lives of 316 000 according to government estimate. Leogane, which was the epicenter of the quake, reported that 90% of all buildings in that city had been destroyed and the town needs to be totally rebuilt.Social
Before the earthquake strike with a magnitude of 7.0, Haiti’s economy has been growing since 2005. Observers say that this Earthquake would not cause a lethal blow to Haiti’s economy but it’s a matter of time in rebuilding when it would start to rise again. Haiti’s GDP prior to quake is 14.00 Billion USD. The sources say the earthquake cost them about 15% of the GDP. The early rescue missions were done by Haitians and teams from the Dominican Republic which was the first country to respond. A medical team from Iceland also landed. China sent about 50 medical teams to help the situation. Qatar and Israel also sent teams to create hospitals. The red Cross donated 7million dollars under 24 hours to help the situation. Counties like the UK also helped out un the mission by offering financial aid.Economy / Aid
Ground shaking which was a hazard to many impacted structures located near the epicenter.