In the article, “Haiti Faces Series of Natural Disasters.” I learned that the earthquake was a huge devastation for many people. A lot of people ended up dying and many ended up in the hospital. To be specific more than 2,200 people had died and 12,000 or more were put in the hospital. Which was difficult to do because of the whole COVID situation so it was hard to keep people in hospitals.  The earthquake had also destroyed many homes and all types of buildings. Overall, this probably couldve been worse like the earthquake that had happened there in 2010. 

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This is just very devastating to hear about. Knowing that they’ve already gone through something like this once and are now going through it again is just horrible. The photo shown makes me think of how hard it must be on the people that actually live there. I’m glad that people were overall able to help each other throughout this tragedy. 

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September 17, 2021 7:50 pm

Reading and watching all that is happening to Haiti is absolutely devastating. It breaks my heart to see that this country continues have bad things happen to them. They’ve gone through so much and have to continuously heal from destruction.

September 17, 2021 7:47 pm

This post is very interesting. The big earthquake this year claimed significantly less lives than the one in 2010. Why do you think that is? I looked up the statistics, and they say that 250,000 people died in the 2010 earthquake compared to roughly 2,200 people this year. Although natural disasters happen frequently, many people in the US are misinformed about these things. Its something we should be talking about more, but overall, this post helped me understand this situation more.

September 17, 2021 7:47 pm

Its really hard to read about things like this. Especially since Haiti has experienced so many natural disaster throughout the years. And since its not a very advanced county there are a lot of people that are currently living under the poverty level which makes it even harder to get access to basic things like medical help. Have you researched how all of this has impacted their economy? Ive also seen that apart from covid, the natural disasters, economic problems they have also been suffering from political issues as well.

September 17, 2021 7:44 pm

I think this is an extremely important topic and needs to be talked about more. We lack awareness on the news and/or social media about stuff that is going on outside of the United States so we have very little knowledge on it. One thing I noticed that you said was that this is not their first natural disaster they have gone through. It’s sad to think they have to continue rebuilding their lives over and over again after nearly losing everything.

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September 17, 2021 5:50 pm

This is a very interesting discussion post. I thought the information about how it was difficult to admit people into the hospitals because they were full of Covid patients was very interesting. It’s sometimes hard for us to realize that the hospitals could be too full to hold people, especially from two very serious situations.

September 14, 2021 5:35 am

Dear Karen:

I am completely shocked by your post “Haiti Disasters: How Bad Are They?” because it’s baffling how little news coverage this tragedy has gotten. I think more people should make an effort when it comes to educating themselves in regards to topics like these. 

Something in particular that stood out to me was when you mentioned that the hatian people have faced the devastation of an earthquake prior to this recent one. This shows how much other nations suffer in regards to natural disasters. 

Thank you for writing, I look forward to seeing more of your work later on due to the fact that you write with such compassion and sensitivity. Not to mention how you also implement factual information into your posts which makes it all the more informative.

Israel

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