Haiti Earthquake: 5 Years Later

By JEFFREY TORRES, age 10, and IndyKids Staff

PHOTO: Oxfam International
PHOTO: Oxfam International

Five years after a 2010 earthquake which killed 160,000 people and made 1.5 million more homeless, the Haitian people are still suffering. International donations totaled $13.5 billion, but according to NPR, most of this money went to foreign aid organizations in Haiti rather than directly to Haitian people or organizations. The cholera epidemic brought by United Nations peacekeepers after the earthquake further devastated the island, killing nearly 9,000 more people.

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