It was the first time in a long time that the world came together in a relief effort; from volunteers flying down to help in any way they could, to the practically countless fundraisers, to the minute-by-minute updates on major news networks, almost everyone wanted to get involved in one way or another.
However, the problem with our society is that soon after something stops making headlines, we have a tendency to put even the most problematic issues in the backseat.
Yes, billions have been donated in relief funds, and if you take a look at recent pictures, you’ll find that there is some improvement. But there is still a lot of work that needs to be done.
After the earthquake, Haiti also suffered from a cholera breakout, political protests, and dangerous flooding from Hurricane Tomas. Over a year after the earthquake, there are more than a million people still living in tents.
Let’s not forget about the issues that exist even after headlines cease to cover them. Let’s keep Haiti in our hearts and prayers.