Claire McGuire
Where is Haiti?
Before the earthquake…
• It was one of the poorest countries in the
Western hemisphere (80% poverty)

• Over the years Hai...
Previous natural disasters in
Haiti
HAITI DISASTERS
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1770 - Earthquake devastates Port-au-Prince
1...
Facts and Figures
England

Life
expenctancy

Spain

61.6 million

Population

Haiti
10 million

45 million

77 years

59 y...
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
Problems
caused by
the
earthquake...
Due to the high number of deaths, many
bodies were left on the streets and later had
to be put in mass graves
The bodies increased the risk of
disease
People who had nothing have been left with even
less
Medical
help

• Many hospitals destroyed
• People are dying
because the hospitals
don’t have equipment
Amputations

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
Haiti´s
Children
•Under-18s make up almost half of
Haiti's 10-million population
•The country already had the highest rate...
The situation now in Haiti
• Many people are living in camps, for
example there are 25,000 people living on
a golf course
...
Rainy
season

Increases
risk of
Malaria

Putting their
country back
together – but with
what resources?

What will the fut...
Why should we help?
The survivors of the earthquake
need our help and need money for:
food

water

shelter

How many of th...
What can we do?
For the past few weeks at
Rafecas we have been trying to
raise money for Haiti.
By taking part and donatin...
Song for Haiti – Number 1 in
England

EVERYBODY HURTS
• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmZzp-iISM
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Haiti presentation final

  1. 1. Claire McGuire
  2. 2. Where is Haiti?
  3. 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. 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. 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. 6. On January 12th an earthquake of 7.0 magnitute hit Haiti
  7. 7. It is estimated that over 200,000 people have died because of the earthquake
  8. 8. Problems caused by the earthquake...
  9. 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. 10. The bodies increased the risk of disease
  11. 11. People who had nothing have been left with even less
  12. 12. Medical help • Many hospitals destroyed • People are dying because the hospitals don’t have equipment
  13. 13. Amputations Hundreds of amputations are being carried out without the proper equpiment or sterile conditions
  14. 14. Two year old Redjeson was pulled out of the rubble alive
  15. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 20. Song for Haiti – Number 1 in England EVERYBODY HURTS • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmZzp-iISM

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