Why Haiti Needs Our Help
Mon Feb 1, 08:45 PM
Some current figures from CNN.com, as of January 26:
The latest estimate of the death toll is between 150,000 and 200,000. In terms we can understand, that’s enough to fill Yankee Stadium three or four times.
There are 194,000 people injured. Three or four more Yankee Stadiums, filled with injured people.
Three million people – one-third of Haiti’s total population – have been affected by the quake. 1.5 million have been left homeless – that’s enough to fill the new Dallas Cowboys football stadium 15 times.
According to the CIA World Factbook, 38% of Haiti’s population are under age 14. There are 300,000 children younger than 2 years old who need nutritional support. 90% of the schools in Port au Prince – a city of approximately 3 million – have been destroyed.
Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. 80% of the country lives under the poverty line. This is a country with no military.
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