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Crisis in Haiti

Posted Jan 21 2010 4:36am

The earthquake that rocked Haiti last week has caused unimaginable death and destruction, a reminder to everyone that catastrophes are usually unforeseeable and therefore almost impossible to prepare for such events.

It would have been extraordinarily hard for Haiti to have prepared for restructuring  without a great deal of assistance from the rest of the world.

The earthquake caused major damage to Port-au-Prince and the surrounding area.Amongst the widespread devastation and damage throughout Port-au-Prince and elsewhere were hospitals and medical centers.

Despite the pouring of aid from across the world..There is still a long way for the country to come back to normalcy.

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

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