Still suffering 5 years after earthquake!
Five years ago, Haiti was a country in ruin after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake. About 1.5 million people were living in tent cities crammed into every open space in this capital city. About 85,000 have been left behind. Haiti has long been one of the Western Hemisphere’s poorest countries, and the earthquake destroyed many of the businesses that workers relied on. That’s left most people living in the tent cities unemployed and incapable of paying their way out of the settlements.
It’s hard to pinpoint how so many people can still live in such conditions so long after the earthquake. Tents are deteriorating under the hot sun. Families are living in squalor. Some are eating mud.
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