Essay about Victims of Haiti

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It affected 3,000,000 people, left 1,000,000 homeless, injured 250,000 people, and took the precious lives of 170,000 innocent victims. The reason for such a disaster may never be fully understood, but other conclusions can be made by analyzing the information that we are able to attain. These victims of Haiti are in need of help, and will be for a long time. The victims of the earthquake in Haiti are dealing with several catastrophic effects including physical damage and economic troubles; however, they are also benefiting from one positive effect: the help from the world around them, coming together to as one to assist those in need. The physical destruction that Haiti is suffering from is the first catastrophic effect that the …show more content…
Also, with all the natural sources of food destroyed, the Haitians are also starving at this moment, and incoming food from outside help is not getting dispersed quickly enough; therefore even more people are dying. A direct effect of the earthquake, rather than a corollary or chain reaction, is the immediate death caused by the earthquake, such as being crushed by a building. These tragic effects have caused nearly 200,000 Haitians to lose their lives on January 12, 2010. The second catastrophic effect is the economic troubles that Haiti now has to deal with because of the earthquake. It is true that Haiti had an extremely failed economy to begin with, but the earthquake has made it even worse. Two-thirds of the Haiti population depends on agriculture as its source of income and food, but the earthquake ruined all crops, meaning over 6,500,000 people are jobless and foodless. Furthermore, buildings have collapsed and the other one-third of the population is going jobless too, because their work and office have been destroyed. A typical day in a Haitian life right now consists of searching for enough food and water to survive, sleeping, and hoping to be saved by a rescue team; this is important because right now the economy in Haiti does not exist, because there is nobody to keep it going. Inflation has gone up 500%, as one Haitian paid ten dollars for something that cost two dollars

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