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  • 1. Claire McGuire
  • 2. Where is Haiti?
  • 3. Before the earthquake… • It was one of the poorest countries in the Western hemisphere (80% poverty) • Over the years Haiti has had many political and economical problems • Under-18s make up almost half of Haiti's 10million population
  • 4. Previous natural disasters in Haiti HAITI DISASTERS • • • • • • • • • • • • 1770 - Earthquake devastates Port-au-Prince 1842 - Earthquake destroys Cap-Haitien 1935 - Storm kills 2,000 1946 - Tsunami kills 1,790 1954 - Hurricane Hazel kills hundreds 1963 - Hurricane Flora kills 6,000 in Haiti and Cuba 1994 - Hurricane Gordon kills hundreds 1998 - Hurricane Georges destroys 80% of crops 2004 - Floods kill 2,600 2004 - Tropical Storm Jeanne kills 1,900 2007 - Tropical Storm Noel triggers mudslides, floods 2008 - Three hurricanes and tropical storm kill 800 • 2010 - Quake hits Port-au-Prince, killing hundreds of thousands
  • 5. Facts and Figures England Life expenctancy Spain 61.6 million Population Haiti 10 million 45 million 77 years 59 years 78 years 82 years 63 years 84 years (women) (women) EUR EUR (men), (women) GNI per capita EUR 33,478.57 (men), 486.800 (men), 23,5729 GNI per capita is the dollar value of a country’s final income in a year, divided by its population. It reflects the average income of a country’s citizens.
  • 6. On January 12th an earthquake of 7.0 magnitute hit Haiti
  • 7. It is estimated that over 200,000 people have died because of the earthquake
  • 8. Problems caused by the earthquake...
  • 9. Due to the high number of deaths, many bodies were left on the streets and later had to be put in mass graves
  • 10. The bodies increased the risk of disease
  • 11. People who had nothing have been left with even less
  • 12. Medical help • Many hospitals destroyed • People are dying because the hospitals don’t have equipment
  • 13. Amputations Hundreds of amputations are being carried out without the proper equpiment or sterile conditions
  • 14. Two year old Redjeson was pulled out of the rubble alive
  • 15. Haiti´s Children •Under-18s make up almost half of Haiti's 10-million population •The country already had the highest rate of infant and child mortality in the Western hemisphere, •Around 19,000 children with HIV/Aids and few drugs to treat them. “They are sleeping on their own, trying to cope with the trauma of seeing dead bodies, and will have no idea where to go for help”
  • 16. The situation now in Haiti • Many people are living in camps, for example there are 25,000 people living on a golf course • Security has been a major problem
  • 17. Rainy season Increases risk of Malaria Putting their country back together – but with what resources? What will the future be like for Haiti? A generation of amputees Problems with rehabilitation orphans At least 200,000 Haitians have lost at least one limb
  • 18. Why should we help? The survivors of the earthquake need our help and need money for: food water shelter How many of these things do we take for granted? What if this happened in Spain? Charities helping Haiti have had some success stories……
  • 19. What can we do? For the past few weeks at Rafecas we have been trying to raise money for Haiti. By taking part and donating money you can help charities that are providing food and shelter. This week´s task is “cent wars”…. -Fill everyone else´s bottle but leave your own empty
  • 20. Song for Haiti – Number 1 in England EVERYBODY HURTS •