Haiti Earthquake

Discussion in 'Dominican Republic' started by wanderer, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. wanderer

    wanderer Moderator

    Since there isn't a forum on Haiti, I thought I would start a post on the forum for the Dominican Republic which shares an island with Haiti. We're coming up on the two-year anniversary of the Haiti Earthquake. Needles to say, things are forever changed there. Are there any updates on how things are going?
  2. mitraveler

    mitraveler New Member

    Re: Haiti Earthquake Reconstruction

    Haiti is recovering, albeit slowly. The country never had a great tourism infrastructure, and it was devastated by the earthquake.

    Here are some Haiti earthquake facts:

    The quake struck on January 12, 2010, and measured 7.0. It was centered in Léogâne, 25 miles outside of the capital of Port au Price. More than 30 aftershocks also rocked the country. The Prime Minister estimated that 250,000 homes and some 30,000 commercial structures were lost. Many humanitarian organizations, including the U.N. and charities have been working on Haiti earthquake reconstruction. There's still the chance to donate and help these organizations help the Haitians.

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