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
Previous natural disasters in
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
Facts and Figures
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.
On January 12th an earthquake of
7.0 magnitute hit Haiti
It is estimated that over 200,000 people
have died because of the earthquake
People who had nothing have been left with even
• Many hospitals destroyed
• People are dying
because the hospitals
don’t have equipment
Hundreds of amputations are being carried out without the proper equpiment
or sterile conditions
Two year old Redjeson was pulled out of the rubble alive
•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
“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
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
together – but with
What will the future be
like for Haiti?
Problems with rehabilitation
At least 200,000 Haitians have lost at least one
Why should we help?
The survivors of the earthquake
need our help and need money for:
How many of these things do we
take for granted?
What if this happened in Spain?
Charities helping Haiti have had some
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
-Fill everyone else´s bottle but
leave your own empty
Song for Haiti – Number 1 in