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  • Natural hazards in Haiti
    Abdulaziz Al Buainain
    9A
    Mr. Haines
  • Table of contents
    about the earthquake
    The region
    Social impact
    Economic impact
    Political impact
    Environmental impact
    Possible solutions
    Bibliography
  • about the earthquake:
    The earthquake that has struck Haiti on the 12th of January has measured up to 7.3 on the Richster scale.. It has affected a population of 2.2 million In the capital Port-au-Prince, the earthquake has been destroying buildings, plus more importantly cutting off their communications. A lot of people around the world have helped Haiti to rebuild and get restarted. Red Cross has gave 105 million Francs to assist 300,000 people in Haiti for three years.
  • The region
    Haiti is known as the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and they have experienced political violence throughout its history.
    Capital: Port-au-Prince
    Official languages: Haitian Creole, French
    Government: Parliamentary republic
    President: René Préval
    Independence declared: 1 January 1804 
    Total GDP: $11.570 billion
    GDP per capita: Per capita
    Currency: Gourde
  • Social impact
    First before when the earthquake has happened there was no estimation of the people that have died from it, but after the people have gone to Haiti to help them, they have confirmed how many people have died which was 180,000 then 200,000 is the estimation of the people that died, and over 1 million who are homeless.
  • Economic impact
    The economic impact is that before the earthquake has struck, Haiti’s economy was in real progress, since they have needed assistance from the united states U.S they had a good supply of young workers, that helped them boost there supply.
    Haiti has a rally small economy and it is the poorest country in the western hemisphere with a GDP of $11.570 billion and $1,317 per person. Haiti is the 17th largest supplier of exports. It exports a total of $424 million between the months January and October.
  • Political impact
    The political and financial leaders from all around the world have gone to a meeting which the leaders have spoke. They were talking about how they will help Haiti. Their goal is to restart building the places and rebuilding their business and encouraging guarantees for the banking sector.
    Environmental impact:
    The biggest issue in Haiti is building waste; during the earthquake more than 40 of the buildings collapsed in Port-au-Prince. Since they have access to propane, they UNEP has hoped that it will help them to star reforestation and investments in renewable energy.
  • Environmental impact
    The biggest issue in Haiti is building waste; during the earthquake more than 40 of the buildings collapsed in Port-au-Prince. Since they have access to propane, they UNEP has hoped that it will help them to star reforestation and investments in renewable energy.
  • Possible solutions
    If there is an earthquake in the future, they could prepare them selves by having stronger buildings and they could have safe places to hide from them. People should have gone there right after it has happened but they haven't, they have gone a while after so if they have gone right after it happened they could have saved lives and the death rate would have been lesser.
  • Bibliography
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    "Haiti earthquake - International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies." International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). Web. 04 Feb. 2010. <http://www.ifrc.org/what/disasters/response/haiti/>.
    "Haiti earthquake left 100,000 dead in 60 seconds - and toll could reach 500,000: Warning Graphic content - mirror.co.uk." News Headlines, Celebs and Football - Mirror.co.uk. Web. 04 Feb. 2010. <http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2010/01/14/haiti-earthquake-left-100-000-dead-in-60-seconds-and-toll-could-reach-500-000-115875-21965474/>
    "Magnitude 7.0 - HAITI REGION." U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake Hazards Program. Web. 4 Feb. 2010. <http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010rja6.php>
    "BBC News - Haiti devastated by massive earthquake." BBC NEWS | News Front Page. Web. 04 Feb. 2010. <http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8455629.stm>
    "The Haitian Earthquake's Economic Aftershocks at SmartMoney.com." Online Investing: Stocks, Personal Finance & Mutual Funds at SmartMoney.com. Web. 04 Feb. 2010. <http://www.smartmoney.com/investing/economy/the-haitian-earthquakes-economic-aftershocks/>
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    "Eric Michael Johnson: Haiti's Political and Economic Earthquake "Made in the USA"" Breaking News and Opinion on The Huffington Post. Web. 04 Feb. 2010. <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eric-michael-johnson/haitis-political-and-econ_b_438160.html>