Haiti: Four years after the earthquakePresentation Transcript
Haiti quietly marks 4 years since huge earthquake.
Haitians are pausing to remember the tens of thousands of people
who died in the catastrophic earthquake that struck four years ago.
The 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck outside Haiti’s capital on Jan.
12, 2010, and thousands of buildings toppled in Port-au-Prince and
surrounding cities. Officials say more than 300,000 died, but no one
knows for certain how many people lost their lives.
The quake left 1.5 million people living in tent camps. That number
has fallen to 146,000.
Haiti: Four years after the earthquake
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Haiti: 4 years later. How far has the country come since its devastating quake? 300,000 remain homeless. 650,000 have been
sickened by a cholera epidemic believed to have been caused by UN workers. The U.S. initially pledged $1.5 billion in aid; less than
1% went to help local non-profits.