Entries in Haiti Earthquake (2)


Final Death Toll for Haiti Quake More than 300 Thousand

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti) – Haiti’s prime minister has told ABC News that the final death toll in last year’s earthquake in the country is higher than originally estimated.

According to Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive, the final death toll is 316,000, up from approximately 230,000.

The figure represents three percent of Haiti’s population and is equivalent to the entire city of New Orleans being wiped out in less than 60 seconds. Per capita, about twice as many Haitians died in the quake as did Americans during WWII.

Wednesday will mark the one-year anniversary of the disaster.
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Biden Pledges ‘Lasting Commitment’ to Haiti

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(WASHINGTON) – A week from the one-year anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti, Vice President Joe Biden has pledged the “lasting commitment” of the United States to help the Haitian people. 

Biden met with Haitian-American leaders at the White House Thursday to discuss the work of the U.S. and international partners in Haiti over the past year.

Although Biden praised the efforts that have been made there, he stressed that continued challenges in recovery remain.

January 12 marks the one-year anniversary of the quake.

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