News channels are taking this weather development seriously and why shouldn’t they, keeping in mind the many different areas in which natural calamities like these could wreck havoc on a piece of land. People all around the world are praying for the people of Haiti who are on the forefront of this deadly weather phenomenon.
The tough times began for Haiti about two and a half years back when the nation was hit by the severest weather tragedy of many years in 2010. Back then it was a 7.0 magnitude strong shivers sent down the earth in Haiti killing a staggering 316,000 people as a result. The earthquake devastated Haiti with 250000 houses and 30000 state owned building being turned to debris.
This time around the many people that were recovering from the biggest disaster of their times were once again trying to bring back their lives the way it used to be by saving money for once again building their abodes and creating suitable infrastructure for economic development, as well.
Artists on the global circuit from Haiti like the Grammy award winner Wyclef Jean have also played a considerable role in collecting donations and sensitizing the western media and NGO’s towards the plight of their fellow Haitians. This time around Wyclef has picked up the idea of writing down his emotions for the homeland in his to be released book “Purpose: An Immigrants Story” on It Books of Harper Collins Publishers.
Wyclef appreciated the organizations and NGOs that helped Haiti in 2010 by naming a few like Habitat for Humanity, Oxfam, the International Medical Corps, Project Medishare, Doctors Without Borders, Food for the Poor, J/P HRO, Donna Karan’s Urban Zen organization, and We Advance in a recent special piece of write-up that he has jotted down to let his concerns for Haiti be known at a global scale.
Wyclef though praised the current president but also mentioned that much of the country’s infrastructure is still in a dilapidated state and even the huge charitable donation of $2.1 billion dollars received for reconstructing the Caribbean island couldn’t serve much. People are still living in tents with little sanitation to their aid and at risk of catching infectious diseases like Cholera every now and then.
As a Blogger on global issues, I too would like to bring the current state of Haitian people to the knowledge of International aid agencies and community. I would also plead to all the countries to come forward as it is only through standing by each other in the moments of need like these that creates a healthy relationship.
Source: Wikipedia, CNN, Associated Press, Wyclef Jean
Photo Source: AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa