Haiti: Four Years After Disaster
A few years ago a tremendous earthquake shook the impoverished country of Haiti. Other countries began sending relief and news crews to cover this natural disaster. Since then the news crews have left and relief is still coming but not nearly as plentiful. However, many people still live in tents or makeshift shelters. Liguori from CNN says, "It is estimated that almost 150,000 people are still living in 271 displacement camps" (Liguori). The people in Haiti still worry about rain and flooding, but this is all they have got for now. People have the threat of being evicted from their "homes". Liguori says, "The government declared the area available for 'public use' after the earthquake, but failure to compensate the owners... has allowed genuine and self-declared land owners to continue to lay claim to it. And they don't hesitate to resort to violence to get their way" (Liguori). Landowners kick these people off their property, and these people have no where else to go.
Typhoon in the philippines
November of 2013 a devastating typhoon struck the Philippines. People soon found themselves without food, water, or shelter. Mullen says, "The toll remains overwhelming with thousands dead, about 3 million people displaced, vast communities flattened and looting and violence erupting in Tacloban, a major city that's ground zero in the super typhoon strike" (Mullen). People became so desperate that crime and violence increased because of the daily struggle these people endured. As many would expect relief has flooded these people. Mullen says, " US military assets have delivered approximately 623,000 pounds of relief supplies" (Mullen). It will take a long time, but relief is coming to the people that are homeless and living in poverty.