By Moriam Durosinmi-Etti.
On Tuesday January 12, 2010, at about noon, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti at the depth of 8.1 miles. After about 8 aftershocks, out of 9 million residents, 92 thousand were killed, 300 thousand were injured and millions were left homeless.
Before the earthquake, Haiti was a country already struggling to hold its head up high, with its health and most if not all of its other sector resource starved and understaffed.
The earthquake officially changed their position, crippling their health, economy and other sectors in the government,making it the poorest country in the western hemisphere. Since the earthquake, the crime rate in the country sky rocketed, especially against women and young girls. With the justice system crippled, the offenders continue their ways.
This week, I had the opportunity to go for the Haiti briefing at the Rayburn building on July 27, 2010. This hearing discussed the current problems of Haiti and their supposed solutions. The hearing was quite educative, because it gave me an insight to the current situations and problems in Haiti. Its been six months since the earthquake and 98% of the country is still filled qith debris from buildings and the dead not fully buried.