Haiti Earthquake Game
In 2010 Haiti, one of the poorest countries in the world, was hit by a devastating earthquake that killed an estimated quarter of a million people, with 11% of the entire population of its capital, Port au Prince, left dead. Half of the countries schools were destroyed in damage estimated at £4.8 billion. Despite worldwide appeals, aid pledges came to just £1.74 billion and, of that, only $600m was actually
received. Things have improved since the immediate aftermath, however Haiti was then hit by a cholera epidemic that has affected three quarters of a million
people killing some 9000 of them. At current aid levels, it is estimated that it will take nearly half a century to eradicate the disease.
This Haiti earthquake simulation game developed by insidedisaster.com allows you to gain some insights into the disaster and you can "play" the game as an aid worker, survivor or a journalist. Except its not really a game. Its a disaster that has shattered the lives of so many. There are many aid agencies working with communities across Haiti, if this simulation moves you please consider making a financial contribution to them
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sponsoring child in Haiti using the link below.