NEW YORK – A year after the earthquake that killed
an estimated 230,000 people, the island nation of
Haiti remains in a state of profound disarray.
Over a million people remain housed in displaced
person camps, and the capital area of
Port au Prince remains devastated. With rampant
destruction in the cities, villagers have attempted
to help their fellow Haitians, but struggle with the
sheer numbers of 600,000 people left homeless by the
quake. Of those who survived, thousands have lost
limbs, and disease and political turmoil are rampant.
Efforts to help rebuild Haiti from the rubble have
made not insignificant inroads into the catastrophe,
and, various non-governmental organizations said,
will continue to work into the next year.