Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Haitian Earthquake

The earthquake in Haiti is the cause of major damage.  Hundreds of thousands of people are dead, missing, or injured.  Many of the hospitals have collapsed so the injured can't get treated by doctors.  Haiti is a poor country so many of the buildings aren't strong enough to withstand an earthquake like this one.  There are so many dead bodies that most of them can't be buried.  After the disaster people will face disease, thirst, and hunger and more people could die.

We should help the Haitians by donating blood and by sending them money.  It would be a terrible thing to go through:  family members dying all around you, the stink of rotting bodies, and the dying people's screams.  I feel terrible for the Haitians.  If I had to go through what they are going through, I would probably have nightmares for the rest of my life.  We really should help them.

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