On January 12th, 2010 the earth shook on Haiti, with a magnitude of 7.0 on the Richter scale, the earthquake has caused 300,000 deaths, nearly the same number of injured and more than two million homeless people plunging the country into chaos. Life for many Haitians who were affected by the earthquake continues to be difficult. Housing, it appears, is a major problem, as the structures provided for those who were displaced are mainly shacks erected in Port-au-Prince’s suburbs.
Downtown is still in rubles as merchants and small industries work inside the ruins of the collapsed buildings,also the lack of 24 hours electric service, the collapsed school and health infrastructure, the lack of a system for clean water, sewers and garbage disposal are making the recovery extremely slow and painful. Even if much has been done since the earthquake, the country and its inhabitants are still affected by great poverty and poor supply. Despite the challenges, slowly, step by step, life after the catastrophe continues, but for a lot of Haitians the easy part was surviving the earthquake.