Huge tragedy, having been there it is clear they are not prepared -by any stretch of imagination- to deal with a natural disaster of this magnitude. It is a shame this strikes the poorest and less prepared country in the western hemisphere
My mother is Haitian and I went to the country when I was 16. The people there are the nicest, hardest working people around, but we're the poorest country in the western hemisphere. People live in shacks just trying to get by. There are trees in the middle of the "road". No one has pretty much anything at all. And through all this, Haitians are always optimistic and cheerful.
Its such a shame that this country has had to endure this
The toll will be tremedous, but ironically, one reason there might be less deaths than feared is that many Haitians in the capital live in tin shacks and are more likely to have survived than those who can afford concrete structures.
You don't think the tin shacks would be susceptible to the earthquake?