Thursday, January 21, 2010

My Heart Goes Out!

Since the breaking of the news of the 7.0 earthquake of Haiti on CNN, alot of things have gone through my mind. Seeing picture and videos of the catastrophic disaster that hit Haiti was terrifying. The site of mass dumps of dead bodies was very horrifying.
People were trapped in rubbles and wreckage of buildings and structures left behind by the earthquake.
The 9million plus population was thrown into disarray. This dissaster will no doubt take them back in the line of development.
Haiti being a country that has a history of natural disaster like Tsunami floods. This is one of the poorest countries in the West if not the poorest.
My first close encounter with Haiti was a few year back when I heard a story about Haiti and Haitians.

I was told that the the American Embassy in Haiti is conspicously and distinctly located amongst other building in Haiti (Not sure about this) with sophistication and beauty compared with other buildings around it.
When you greet and average Haitian, the responce is usually "I am not worse", meaning I might not better than yesterday, but I'm not worse.
One comment about the disaster that struck me is the fact that Haiti might not recover from the earthquake or it might take up to 10 years for recovery. For a country that was poor and was just trying to survive.
My consolation is the hope and will to survive that the citizen possess. They are indeed strong having gone through alot.

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