2010 Haiti Earthquake

Jan 22, 2010
by: achan

Recently in English, we've been studying about the earthquake that occurred in Haiti. At first, I did know much about it because I don't watch the news but when they talked about it during muster, I was surprised and I looked into it. I started to asked people who knew about it and it just so happened that we were going to cover that topic. It surprised me that it was 7.0 magnitude. Afterwords, then some aftershocks occurred to shake things up even more that were 6.0 magnitude.

One thing that I know for sure about the earthquake that devastatingly shook Haiti was that everyone around the world is going to Haiti to help out. Not only are soldiers from China and America but citizens from all over the place are donating money, food, medical aid and water. Some even took themselves there to give a helping hand to treat patients.

I did some research on Haiti and I came across this one article. It provided a lot of first person information and I found it really helpful. http://www.democracynow.org/2010/1/14/haiti_desperate_for_aid_with_rescue Everything is really shaken up right now. Most of the hospital, churches and other important buildings are crumbled to the floor. People are sleeping on the streets and medical aid is scarce. People from all over the world is flying over medical aid and people to help out.

Another source that I looked at is another link from democracynow. http://www.democracynow.org/2010/1/14/the_sound_of_screaming_is_constant Foreign people are also living there and it just so happens that some of them are doctors and nurses. Injured patients are flocking over to them for immediate medical attention. People who have no medical training are helping on the spot.

All of this makes me think that our priority is saving lives. Even if you can't fly there personally to aid them, you can at least donate money or food.