Haiti Earthquake Victims

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Haiti Earthquake Victims

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Haiti Earthquake Victims


On 12th January, 2010, a great earthquake of 7.0 on Richter scale hits the impecunious country of Haiti. Afterward there were over 30 powerful reverberations. The Haitian command stated that approximately Two hundred thirty thousand people had passed away; Three hundred thousand had been wounded. One year later, One million people stay put on the streets.

In Port-au-Prince, Twenty eight percent of reviewed constructions were crumpled, with Thirty three percent needing refurbishes. In Léogâne, sixty two percent of constructions crumpled, and Thirty one percent needs refurbish. People have suffered with the post-traumatic shock syndrome and other psychological disorder.

Article No.1: Haiti after the Devastation, the emotional Wreckage by, Jeffrey Kluger

It seems impossible to measure the massive destruction in Haiti earthquake. The earthquake brings loss to physical demolitions of infrastructures and wealth. There are however some invisible injuries too. The Psyches of survivors are facing these injuries. It is the slowest process of emotional wound to develop in these survivors, but if these wounds exist it would be difficult to heal. It seems too early to think about it, but the Haitians who endured in earthquake are at risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Americans are now familiar with this disorder after 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina. The veterans who returned from Iraq and Afghanistan suffered with the symptoms of anxiety, emotional numbing, depression and sleeping difficulties. Soon after the earthquake Haitian-born psychologist Marie Guerda Nicolas of the University of Miami said that there is a lot of wailing and crying. The survivors may fall and faint, but it does not mean that they will not function or cope from it. She also said that it would be difficult for many people to cope up. It happens when the shooting or the ...
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