The 2010 Haiti earthquake was the most devastating natural disaster that ever hit the small Caribbean nation of Haiti. More than 230,000 people were estimated to be dead as a result. Million of people became homeless and had to live undert the tent for over a year.

Impact of Haiti Earthquake Still Felt After Three Years

Three years after Haiti's earthquake shattered the country's infrastructure, little has happened in recovery efforts. Immediately following the quake, the population of Port-au-Prince slept on streets, sidewalks, their autos, or jerry-built hovels. Thousands of bodies lay decomposing in the open air with rising levels of putrefaction. Delays in aid distribution caused random outbreaks of violence and survivors retaliated.

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Destruction of Port-au-Prince and the regions' historical and government buildings were demolished or heavily damaged. Ruination of Haiti's infrastructure has added up $8 billion. Even though the country received $9 billion in aid, less than 10% has been spent in rebuilding localities. Recovery funds have been misspent in the millions due to not prioritizing urgent and wide-scale improvements needed. A result of this shows at least 500,000 quake survivors still living in tent cities in Port-au-Prince.

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Goudou Goudou Has Become a Vocabulary to Mean "Quake" In Haiti

January 12, 2010 will be remembered forever by every Haitian in the world. This is the day that a great earthquake struck most places in Haiti. The victims of the earthquake say that they heard the Goudou Goudou and within no time everything had turned into a sort of hell. Goudou Goudou is an onomatopoeic name that Haitians have come to refer to the sound made by the quake. They say that the ground shake and the falling of buildings coupled with moans gave the sound similar onomatopoeic Goudou Goudou.

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Devastating 2010 Earthquake Hinders Reconstruction Process

Haiti will forever live to remember the worst earthquake that hit its capital about two years ago. Despite the fact that the damage caused was immense, international community and the long supportive US to Haiti gave substantial hopes to Haiti's government and entire Haiti at large through reconstruction pledges. According to US top government officials who were actively involved in the life saving operation after the catastrophe, they were later to venture into rebuilding Haiti and give it a strong base for reconstruction.

There were great hopes in the success of the initiative but the catastrophe chose to hit at the cornerstone of Haiti, Port au Prince, bringing all plans to a standstill. The earthquake that flattened Haiti's capital at first seemed manageable but a destruction of major Ministry apartments hindered any progress in the restructuring process. The US in particular had pledged to provide $1.8 billion for the reconstruction but lack of stable government to set up transparent strategies on the projects to be funded ruined it all.

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