43 Pics Of Haiti Immediatly After Yesterdays Quake

Submitted by: fancylad 7 years ago
http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/01/earthquake_in_haiti.html

Haiti got hit by a 7.0 earthquake with massive aftershocks. These images show the aftermath less than 24 hours later.
There are 90 comments:
Female 1,386
Hate to say I called it (My other post on Wed - last week)... but here we are on a Monday and whats the news? Rioting, infection, frustration and a rising death toll (according to yahoo news: 200,000) as rescue and manpower try to keep up with time as it slips away. Very sad.
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Male 10
(insert politics here)
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Female 4,028
I thought the quake was a 6.7? Eh, details, details, whatever.
Eerie pictures. What a sad situation... :-(
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Male 64
poor neighbor country :S and that who said that nobody helped it is a lie because we were the first one to arrive to the aid of haiti
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Male 205

@Bored2Run: My reply to auburnjunky was meant to get things strait. "3 days before ..., nobody helps ..." was just wrong.

Bored2Run: "Also, while you Wiki`d the Katrina donations from abroad to the U.S. you forgot to learn that the total of those donations didn`t meet a fraction of what the U.S. has doled out ..."

from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Development... :
"United States (0.16% of GNI) and Japan (0.17% of GNI) where in fact giving least among the members of DAC."
(That doesn`t cover private desaster relief donations)
My point is: Don`t think that the U.S. (as a country) or U.S. citisens are the only ones who care to help and never get it back. Or let anyone propagate such nonsense. Don`t let such rants cloud your decision to help. See the real relations.

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Female 267
"xxPinkxx
Female, 18-29, Canada
1565 Posts Thursday, January 14, 2010 9:36:40 AM
thats terrible.
good news is, though, that bush isnt president anymore, so some support has been given immediately."

You`re blind and your comment`s completely false.

Every U.S. President has responded immediately to other countries natural disasters. From military guard and relief, financial funds and implementations of private corporate contractors. They`ve also immediately called upon and freely transported the larger religious missionary organizations with their volunteers and supplements as well as the American Red Cross teams. Not only that but continued to support countries long after triage and emergent gears were in place.

Stop making stupid political judgements when you have no clue about what you`re judging.

Jerk.

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Female 267
"Osmandias- `Help had been offered, even by Cuba. (Within 24 h, but rejected by the State Department.)`

Osman, have you no experience in the history between the U.S. and Cuba? NO. Obviously.

Pfft. EMBARGO. Look it up on Wiki. Then we`ll talk.

Also, while you Wiki`d the Katrina donations from abroad to the U.S. you forgot to learn that the total of those donations didn`t meet a fraction of what the U.S. has doled out to other nations EACH TIME any one of them has met with disasters. Immediate funds and resources as well as continued donations and resources long after other countries made dump donations and moved on...

Katrina was failure by our own leaders tbh: the Mayor of N.O.; the Governor of LA.; the U.S. Pres. That goes to show that despite our wealth, we`re still vulnerable.

If you don`t like us? Fine. Won`t stop us from helping you and your country in your time of need.

Think about that.

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Male 703
damn. they said the death toll is 100k+ thats messed up
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Male 256
some of these pictures were too powerful, i havnt cried from a picture in awhile
the people complaining about journalists taking pictures are incredibly stupid...these arent people taking snapshots--its paid journalists who deliberately went to Haiti or were assigned to go to Haiti taking pictures with $1000+ cameras to expose a natural disaster to the world so that people will donate their time and money to help...seriously do some minor thinking and dont type every piece of poo that comes out of ur mind
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Female 126
I feel a bit ghoulish looking at these
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Female 1,593
This is so sad. :<
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Male 205
auburnjunky: "New Orleans sat, without help, for 3 days before anyone outside our country showed any type of support."

Help had been offered, even by Cuba. (Within 24 h, but rejected by the State Department.)

"Kinda funny that we go out of our way to help and devote resources when someone else is in need, but when we are having a hard time, nobody helps."

see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internation...

"And people wonder why we feel the need to be the world`s police?"

Nobody likes you, if you declare yourself the sherif without being asked.

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Female 3,828
thats terrible.

good news is, though, that bush isnt president anymore, so some support has been given immediately.

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Female 961
i love how there`s the one picture warning that is graphic while it holds one body and no blood. whereas there are pictures with a lot of blood. but yeah, over 100,000 dead/injured. horrible. support has been great though
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Male 10,339
Worldwide support of this has been great.

New Orleans sat, without help, for 3 days before anyone outside our country showed any type of support.

Kinda funny that we go out of our way to help and devote resources when someone else is in need, but when we are having a hard time, nobody helps.

And people wonder why we feel the need to be the world`s police?

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Male 4,746
Overwhelming.
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Female 584
Horrible.

UK peeps: http://dec.org.uk
*donates*

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Male 1,497
What the hell, the first one and a few others of people needed help and the guys like, "Nah, I`ll just take a snapshot of the worst day of your life! Just try to look desperate, mmkay?" *takes pic*
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Male 70
I really feel for them! Something they needed like a hole in the head! I wish I could do more than feel sorry for their situation but as they say charity starts at home and unless I win the lottery this weekend, not much I can do... It is good however to see a few countries including my own have mobilised to help! Love human nature sometimes.
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Male 121
Poor buggers.
If anyone wants to donate, the international red cross have a fund set up.
http://www.icrc.org/eng
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Male 13,624
Solvent - Your a Ferengi right? or one O those 60`s Klingons, grow up dude and taste the world, we are all on it together, one day it may be you, or me, or anyone on here
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Male 13,624
Worlds just going slighty mad at the moment methinks, I hope the world gets its sh*t together and helps out the poor folks
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Female 7,833
How awful, my heart goes out, money too when I can find where to send it. Photographers help by taking these pictures- they allow the rest of the world to see exactly how terrible this is. Lets face it, how many on here would have been so upset and willing to donate had they NOT seen these pictures?
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Female 5,222
and so it begins..

my heart goes out to everysingle person. donate every chance you get

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Female 1,386
I heard about this one on the pub radio station while driving, and didn`t think much of it at the time. Some part of me assumed it was a poverty stricken country greedily looking for a handout for what was probably a pretty minor event. Another "yay we had a minor crisis, where`s our freebies?" scenario. Perhaps a part of me was just tired of people crying wolf.
I feel like a jerk now...in hindsight, and yes I will be donating with some research.
That is insane destruction. Someone picked up Haiti and shook them like a snowglobe. A 7.0 quake with deathtoll estimation at 100,000? With improper handling of the situation that number could rise with infections,and disease outbreak, nowhere for the homeless to go, and possible violence (from riots, frustration, who knows).
Hope they get the aid they need both medical and to rebuild.
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Female 267
Uh... thanks for the heads up on graphic content.

Last I checked, this wasn`t a Gore site. News yes, responsible news sharing? Yes. But showing the AP pics of the dead without so much as a warning here is a boo-boo guys. Kids come on here and view this site, okay? Seriously. :(

Otherwise, good post. I hope everyone takes the time to drop off a few canned goods, toiletries, clothes, medical supplies or volunteer their time for these people. Every little bit helps. Drop a donation off at your local churches, police or fire depts.

Let`s all be grateful for our lives and help someone elses that`s not as fortunate.

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Male 90
First off, Solvent, I hope you burn in hell for that comment... There is a comment on the link that I found smart. Cruise ships going there to assist with the relief effort. Food, supplies, beds, water. But even in a world in chaos, money is still an issue. People have lost everything, friends, family, business`s, There homes are ruined. It saddens me that I myself am not able to help. Ive got Paterson trying to raise money with his "The devil took his end of the bargain" service and company`s keeping 70% of donations. Im glad to hear that many countries are, or already have, sent in search and rescue teams. But this will only last so long, They will be morally wounded for a very long time.
I reside in Florida which is very close to this incident, It worry`s me, although there being not many moving plates near me, but with the world coming to an end in 2 years (my Mayan friend told me) I cant say Im eager to find out what will be happening next.
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Male 633
is it bad that what really pissed me off was the fact that every single picture description mentioned that the picture was taken in Port-au-Prince, Haiti?
damn i don`t need to be reminded on every picture of where this happened!
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Male 2,579
That`s what happens when you make a pact with the devil (according to Pat)! Is it me or did the lady in the first picture appear to be completely baked?
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Male 3
wish I was on a cloud watching when this happened...why not?
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Male 9,306
"So how long until some other third world country suffers a tragedy and needs lotsa help they can`t pay back?"

You don`t help a man out of a burning house and demand he pay you.

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Female 612
I started crying. I`ve been on disaster relief teams after Katrina and Rita, but that was some time after the fact and really not nearly as bad as this, since these people had no warning and nowhere to run anyways. It`s just so awful, and of course it would happen when I don`t have any money at all to spare.
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Male 185
@Solvent

Your comment just goes to show how little you actually know about the world.

Im sure that at 16 you have know idea why Haiti is in the situation in the first place. It`s first world countries who continually held these countries down, murdered their people, and took their natural resources

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Male 2,841
So how long until some other third world country suffers a tragedy and needs lotsa help they can`t pay back?
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Female 1,212
So very sad... The rescue team photos shows so much hope. (sorry, I`m kinda tired so I`m not phrasing my thoughts well)
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Male 1,666
What they didn`t show is that Haiti looked almost identical beforehand.

In a more serious note, we`re all hoping for the best here.

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Male 736
and we`re worried about how `idol` will do without abdul...
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Female 16
Thanks manorrd! I sincerely hope that anyone who has a spare $5 will donate it.

In the U.S., you can text "HAITI" to "90999" and a donation of $10 will be given automatically to the Red Cross to help with relief efforts, charged to your cell phone bill.

Don`t believe me....check it out here: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34835478/ns/...

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Male 4,014
Its even worse because the country is so poor, they lack even basic infrastructure on a GOOD day...
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Female 519
That`s so tragic...
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Female 778
i don`t know why i clicked that. like i`m not depressed enough already today. god...
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Female 357
The collapsed children`s hospital got me.

Jeeeeeesus

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Male 132
Wow, just sad that an entire city, reduced to almost nothing.
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Male 45
Those poor people.
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Female 513
Well, there goes my mascara today.
Thoughts and prayers are with the people in Haiti.
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Male 203
"It`s because they worship the devil"
~Pat Robertson~
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Male 677
I find it crazy that Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere,About 80 percent of the rural Haitian population live in poverty. Yet its only about 700-ish miles of the coast of the richest country in the world. America.
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Male 2,372
Thank you, chacha2000! I will be making my donation.

Those pics really hit the message home. I mean, good f*cking luck to anyone caught under the tons of rubble that came crashing down when those buildings collapsed! |-(

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Female 171
What I don`t get is when someone is trying to climb out of the gravel like in the first picture the first thing the person seems to think of doing is take a photo? Wtf?
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Male 9,306
All the blood and suffering...my gods...
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Female 16
Anyone wishing to make a contributions to relief in Haiti can find a list of participating organizations here: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34835478/ns/...

Every penny makes a difference. The people of Haiti have suffered tremendously.

Thanks in advance to those of you who take a moment to make a donation.

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Female 1,677
Would these revered building codes some have mentioned fare that much better in a 7.0 earthquake? Either way, my heart hurts for them as cheesy as it sounds.
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Female 160
So terrible. So sad.
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Female 1,112
Nivo... are you from Quebec? You`re a damn separatist aren`t you? hahaha. jk.
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Male 716
Hm... I have to find somewhere to donate.

Really, if you aren`t scrambling to provide all the aid you can after this, even if you can only give your condolences, you are not a nice person.

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Male 2,005
thank god we don`t have earth quakes in sweden
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Male 14
yourOmom...Guess from which part of Canada I am from? :)
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Male 730
Pooptart19 obviously hasn`t seen the 700 club post yet lol
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Male 101
After seeing those pics I feel like a dumba** for complaining about a leaky put in my basement.
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Male 516
I really liked the rescue team pictures. The rest were just.. Awful.
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Male 373
nivo, when referring to our country (or any country for that matter), don`t say "his" or "her", "its" or "our" works better

(sorry for being a grammar Nazi)

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Male 266
Its good to see the pictures of the rescue divisions of so many different countries going to help.
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Male 2,440
Somewhere right now there`s a religious zealot claiming that God is punishing Haiti... for its "liberalism." 0_o
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Male 14
Just sad...They`ll need a lot of courage to rebuild the country...Canada already on his way to help out!
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Male 332
To be fair Haiti looked pretty bad before the quake as well.
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Male 512
As much as I want to get in on the God debate, I think I can add something on the topic of the Photojournalists. I am a journalism major and we`ve gone on for hours, literally in a single session, on this. The shortest possible answer I can give you is that these pictures bring world attention to the problem. Ultimately, that is a much larger level of help. I`m not saying it`s easy, these are people too. They aren`t just legs for the camera, it`s painful for them as well, I assure you. I hope that adds something of value to the conversation.
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Male 4,807
Like they did`nt have troubles before and now this. Very sad indeed.
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Male 9
My dad has a program in Haiti, he works for a humanitarian development organization, CHF, and is in charge of Haiti as well as all other Latin American and Caribbean countries.
This earthquake destroyed the directors house, and now he is on call to go their at any moment.
I really hope we (as a country) will be able to help the Haitians recover.
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Male 25,416
Disturbing! thats depressing!
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Female 526
i know it`s their job, but...there are people buried in debris, looking straight at the photographer and reaching out, yelling for help...how could they possibly think of taking that picture and not run and help?
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Male 620
building codes 4tw...
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Male 807
beckpratt first of all that argument doesnt matter right now because right now these people actually need our help and help of others second, im sure that anyone who is not enemies with each other will help someone out. after katrina didnt other countries help out to rebuild
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Female 4,039
Choking up. Feel so bad for them....
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Male 731
Where was quake dog and fat man?
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Female 1,112
Those poor people. It`s hard to know what to do with yourself. Not much we can do.
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Female 395
I don`t think the guys leaving from getwick would have made it there too early.... all the flights were grounded this morning due to the fact england is closed ones it snows. last couple of photos were moving though.
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Female 15,763
...Sh*t, man.

And to think that My parents live on top of an incredibly large fault line that is overdue by a few thousand years for another quake...

Be wary, ye who live in the northwest.

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Female 204
With all these people sending help, including the U.S., it makes me wonder if they`d do the same for us in that situation, or have we so alienated the rest of the world?
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Male 37
This is such heartbreaking news. Those people have next to nothing (poorest country in this hemisphere), and now have even less.

I wonder how the villages outside of Port-au-Prince fared. I was told that a portion of Leogane was evacuated to a missionary high school in case of a tsunami, but haven`t heard much else.

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Male 71
What the drat is wrong with you! stop taking pictures and help!
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Male 3,425
Whoooaaa... Those pictures were powerful stuff. I mean, I knew it was bad, but these say it all really.
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Male 309
donthaveone--- they are the poorest country in the world. the people have to eat MUD to survive. they dont have building codes.

also, the pictures of all the teams around the world immediatly going to help are pretty impressive

poor hati =(

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Male 171
Couldn`t of hit a worse place
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Male 486
This is awful. I`ve been sponsoring a poor child down there... I hope she is okay.
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Male 14,330
They`re estimating between 100,000 to 500,000 dead the whole city must`ve fell apart.
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Female 150
This was bad... I`m Haitian and I have tons of family over there. I had a cousin who called that was nearly crushed to death. My cousin saw a school in one of the pics he used to go to... I feel like crying.
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Female 388
=/ dude. they are in my heart and prayers.
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Male 642
#32 is crazy... I wonder if the photographer told him like "aaah yeees this is gonna be a great shot that`s gonna get me some money.. now stand right there and look bad while I take this amazing shot with the unfocussed background.. remember you gotta stand really still or I won`t make money.. here you got half a dolla"
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Male 953
AH...Building Codes who needs them ......
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Male 19,854
Link: 43 Pics Of Haiti Immediatly After Yesterdays Quake [Rate Link] - Haiti got hit by a 7.0 earthquake with massive aftershocks. These images show the aftermath less than 24 hours later.
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