Haiti

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Three years later, and $7.8 billion of damages done, Haiti is still in shambles from the catastrophic 7.0 earthquake of 2010. The Republic of Haiti is in desperate need of restoration. The people of this impoverished nation are living in tents, suffering from malaria, and dying of starvation. Because of the earthquake, many buildings have been destroyed, wiping out businesses and schools, leaving adults and kids out of work and out of school. Although the cost of rebuilding Haiti is extensive, it is important for this nation to regain its strength through reforms of education, government, and business. Broken buildings, tent cities, barefoot children prostituting themselves to eat, malaria stricken citizens wailing on the ground are the sites to see in Haiti ever since the earthquake hit. In short, this article is informational, presenting statistics charts regarding the recovery of Haiti so far. Such statistics include an estimation of 222,570 people dead and 300,572 injured. The total cost of the earthquake’s damages is $7.8 billion. The New York Times describes that efforts so far are only band-aids for long-term problems. Recovery is happening, but so little of it can actually be seen. Education is being financed, according to the World Bank. Nation-building in Haiti is in progress, and critics are skeptical of what is actually happening to the money donated because so little can actually be seen. While Haiti is in shambles, the rest of the world hasn’t forgotten its state, and is doing its best to help. When the earthquake shook Haiti, it shook the world’s heart as well. This article describes the large commitment America has already made to rebuilding Haiti, including statistics such as: 16,000 U.S. forces deployed and $100 million in reconstruction money pledged from the government, and $500 million privately donated. This article is biased, in the Democratic way. The author writes that, “Americans should embrace the implications of the president’s words,”...
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