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Haiti Five Years After the Earthquake: Mobility Outreach International Providing Hope for the Future
January 12 marked five years since a magnitude-7.0 earthquake devastated Haiti. NGOs that work in Haiti used the anniversary as an opportunity to reflect on the disaster. While various organizations issued statements vowing to continue helping the Haitian people, many news outlets released grim reports regarding the island-nation’s recovery efforts.
In the media, Haiti has become a country defined by numbers. The earthquake killed an estimated 230,000-316,000 people, displaced an additional 1.5 million, and caused economic damage equivalent to 120% of the country’s GDP. Even more bleak figures were published on the five-year anniversary, including the reminder that an estimated 85,000 people still live in displacement camps. Read More →
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