Earthquake Strikes Haiti August 14, 2021


Talk to enough people about this island nation, and you'll hear a common refrain: Why can't Haiti catch a break? For one, it is among the most vulnerable areas in the world to climate change. In 2010, an earthquake rocked the nation, killing 220,000 people and displacing 1.5 million. The earthquake recovery effort had its own problems: Hundreds of millions of aid dollars went unaccounted for, and at least 10,000 people in Haiti died from cholera that was brought into the country by aid workers. Later, in 2016, Hurricane Matthew clobbered the country, killing 600 people and displacing tens of thousands of residents. Haiti also suffers from chronic political instability. In recent years, Haiti saw massive political protests against then-President Jovenel Moïse, an unchecked crime wave, and a sluggish response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Then, in July, Moïse was killed by gunmen in the presidential palace in an assassination that remains under investigation. A new Haitian government that is just getting off the ground after Moïse's assassination must now confront a major natural disaster, an overwhelming task for any administration.


 The Institution Mixte de Regnier Before and After the Earthquake

( The photo above and the information below was taken directly from ACR's website)
The Institution Mixte de Regnier is a school in Haiti that has been sponsored by the Association for the Children of Regnier (ACR), a nonprofit organization established in the United States, since 1995.  Since its founding, the organization has dedicated itself to improving the quality of life of the unfortunate children of the region.
Institution Mixte de Regnier Before the Earthquake

Institution Mixte de Regnier After the Earthquake

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