Environmentally, Haiti one of the most exposed countries in the world

This is a study that took place recently. It analyses the probability of an extreme natural disaster and the vulnerability of the people affected in term of their response capacity, and also the level of prevention measures in place against future risks.


First the group conducting the study looked at Haiti geographical location. The country is highly vulnerable to hurricane. In addition, as a result of several seismic faults that cross the territory, Haiti is highly vulnerable to earthquake.

Another criterion where Haiti scored poorly in the study was hunger. Haiti was among the top seven countries most exposed to the problem of hunger. In that list we find: Bangladesh, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Madagascar, Niger, Sierra Leone and Chad.

Haiti is also lacking in its ability to coop with a major disaster. The country was among the top 15 countries in the world without an effective method of cooping

The study also found that among the countries most exposed to a potential sea level rise, six are island nations like Haiti

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Nestor P Mateo says...

Please, provide me, and everyone else interested, with a link to this study.

I know that the country is highly vulnerable to several dangers.

I also know that most of them could be prevented, such as hunger, flooding, hurricane and earthquake devastating forces.

A group of people, Haitians and non-Haitians, are working on development proposals for the development of the country and to improve the quality of life of millions.

It can be and has to be done.

We want to bring real and fast

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George Rodriguez says...

ok. thanks.

i deeply appreciate your prompt response.


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George Rodriguez says...

hi. my name is george rodriguez.

i'm an international freelance correspondent presently based in costa rica. from here, among the other countries in central america, i monitor -and write about- haiti.

also, i'm one of your permanent readers.

i'm interested in accessing the environmental study.

could you provide me with a link to the document?

who did the study?

many thanks.


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