Haiti, One Year Since The Earthquake
It has been just over a year since the earthquake in Haiti killed more than 200,000 people and the situation is still grim. According to recent figures released January 21 by the World Health Organization, the outbreak of Cholera has reached an astounding 194,095 with 3651 deaths due to the outbreak. The cause of the outbreak is still unknown, though some point fingers at the UN peacekeepers for bringing this disease back to Haiti after over 50 years of no reported cases. Regardless of the cause, it is apparent that Haiti’s struggle to rebuild after the earthquake has hit a roadblock that need immediate attention. “Simply put, other actors need to get more involved because the needs are far too great to be covered solely by the organizations currently working to prevent and treat cholera,” Stefano Zannini, the Doctors Without Borders Haiti Head of Mission, said in a statement. “Both the short-term and long-term forecasts indicate that this situation will get worse, possibly far worse, before it gets better.” With everything that has happened to the people in Haiti in 2010, we must continue to keep them in our thoughts and prayers. We hope that soon we will be able to provide more aid in the form of Readymade bottles to the children in need in of safe food in this Haiti as well as other disaster areas. In the mean time, review the video below for some of the footage of the aftermath of this tragedy as well as the inspiration from those on the ground helping Haiti recover from this disaster.