Haiti Eruption

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Haiti, in 2010, was struck by a 7 magnitude earthquake. As a result of it, 230,000 and more people died (September 2012 no.672 The Haiti Earthquake 2010 – A Study of Vulnerability). The country’s preparedness was ‘woefully low’ (Source: Rebecca Winthrop. A fellow and co-director of the Centre for Universal Education. She is the former head of education for the International Rescue Committee, a humanitarian aid NGO). There had been a massive increase in the population due to rural-urban migration, with the majority of people living in poorly constructed squatter settlements. These were no match for the earthquake, and many lost their lives or were seriously injured when their homes collapsed. 70% of buildings in Port-au-Prince collapsed and most roads were…


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