A major earthquake rocked Haiti and its president said he feared thousands were dead after the presidential palace, schools, hospitals and hillside shanties collapsed, leaving the Caribbean nation appealing for international help. Trouvez les Haiti Earthquake images et les photos d’actualités parfaites sur Getty Images. It now goes by the acronym CORE. The 7.0 magnitude quake on Jan. 12, 2010 killed tens of thousands of people and left many more homeless, leveling many of the most recognizable buildings in Port-au-Prince. Jake Johnston, a research associate at CEPR, said the government’s inability to act after the earthquake is the product of a history of foreign dependence. After the success of the 1804 revolution, Haiti’s first president, Alexandre Petion, took up residence there. Like most Haitians, he had high hopes for the new medical center. Haiti “open for business,” alongside Bill Clinton. Emphasizing the urgency of Haiti’s situation, Bingue said the country continues to grow poorer by the day. “In general Haiti has very, very meager resources, and those resources have to be used to give basic services to the population and also build an infrastructure to create wealth,” he added. Reporting by Robenson Sanon; Writing by Stefanie Eschenbacher; Editing by Lisa Shumaker. Photo Credit: Logan Abassi / UNDP Global – United Nations Development Programme, originally posted to Flickr as Haiti Earthquake. It now goes by the acronym CORE. A view of the badly damaged presidential palace - the center portion formerly 3 stories tall - after an earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on January 13, 2010. “The problem is there (was) not transparence in the management of the fund. Much of the greater Port-au-Prince region lay in ruins, including the presidential palace, 17 of 19 ministries, and many schools and hospitals. from foreign governments, multilateral institutions and private donors flooded the country in the two years after the earthquake, three times the government’s revenue during that period. “It should have been finished a long time ago. Jacques Bingue, an active Diaspora member and chief technical officer for the energy development organization Group Citadelle, said Haiti’s former National Palace rivaled the White House and even Buckingham Palace in its opulence. “We all need it - it’s been too long for us,” Rodney said. Most of the US. An effort to rebuild the palace never materialized, likely due to financial obstacles, and Durandis said government communication about the process was minimal. A before and after photo of the Presidential Palace in Port-au-prince, the earthquake wrecked the whole capitol city.This shocked many leaders around the world, that one of the most important buildings in Haiti wasn't built strong enough to withstand the earthquake. In the end, the administration of President Michel Martelly. at the lack of public services, despite the abundant post-earthquake aid the country has received. This story was supported by the Pulitzer Center. The Haitian National Palace (Presidential Palace), located in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, heavily damaged after the earthquake of January 12, 2010. Haitian women have long been politically, socially and economically marginalized, and were disproportionality affected by this natural disaster. Haitians continue to express outrage at the political and economic situation of the country. After taking office in early 2017, Martelly’s successor Jovenel Moise wasted little time announcing plans to rebuild the National Palace. a reconstruction commission composed of Haitian architects and historians. An organization called the Interim Commission for the Reconstruction of Haiti (CIRH), run by former U.S. President Bill Clinton and former Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive, directed a large portion of the reconstruction aid. At the time, many of the displaced from the earthquake were still living in tents outside the capital, while the damaged palace had not been demolished. The 2010 earthquake that claimed the lives of about 250,000 Haitians left the palace in grave disrepair, with the second floor, main hall and staircase almost completely demolished. More than $9 billion from foreign governments, multilateral institutions and private donors flooded the country in the two years after the earthquake, three times the government’s revenue during that period. to have the charity organization J/P Haitian Relief Organization, led by the American actor Sean Penn, tear the palace down in 2012, at no cost to the government. “Haiti has neither a mother nor a father,” Haitian Jean Brune Wilga said near the remains of the National Palace, the president’s former residence. Note: this was originally a two-story structure; the second story completely collapsed. “For a Haitian to tell me that the priority is a national palace, I’m like ‘you need to recalibrate your scale of values.’ Haiti needs hospitals, Haiti needs schools, Haiti needs water pipes to bring water to people, just very basic things that (Americans) take for granted,” Bingue said. Pieces of concrete and rubble lay strewn across the palace grounds. (REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz) # 14
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