On Tuesday, January 12, 2010, a catastrophic earthquake struck near Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Citing UN statistics, 400,000 are still homeless three years after the Haiti earthquake and for-profit companies having found their way into the game have reportedly built temporary housing leaving out internal walls while one emergency after another is forcing those genuinely committed to helping to provide temporary solutions, only a tourniquet for long term problems
Yes, Haiti experienced the worst earthquake to hit the area in more than 200 years. Entire communities, torn apart and as many as 3 million or more people directly affected, including tens of thousands of American citizens who are in Haiti.
We all know that when disaster strikes Shelter box, travels to places like Japan, Bolivia, Africa, the Middle East, Peru and Chile just to name a few and can help, whether it is Floods, Tsunami or Earthquakes, Shelter box USA provides emergency Shelter and help to Victims of Disaster
In an article in the Miami Herald written on 1/13
“The country is becoming more and more difficult to live in,” said Simin, sitting outside a friend’s one-room home, where she sleeps on the floor with her two children. “We haven’t seen change. People have problems with food, problems with schools, and problems with housing. Once you have a problem with finding a place to sleep, you just might as well just die. There’s no living.”
In April of 2013, hurricane Sandy left a trail of destruction in Haiti and until the issue of housing is resolved, Shelter Box has been there providing shelter. Shelter Box not only was there when Tropical Storm Isaac struck just a couple of months before but Haiti was, and still is, recovering from the 2010 earthquake that left over two million homeless and led to a widespread outbreak of cholera and food shortages. This complex environment made it challenging for the Shelter Box Response Team (SRT) that assessed the need following Sandy.
Haitian aspirations are to have a better life not to live in tents, money being pulled back, broken promises and Haiti’s still unreformed property laws prevent the sale and transfer of government land three years later
The fact is the people of Haiti are migrating to other Caribbean Islands and those who created this mess, made promises, built sub marginal housing need to step up and fulfill their obligations.
Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/02/04/3216925_p2/haiti-tackles-housing-crisis.html#storylink=cpy Haitians are determined to
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