The Haiti Water Crisis

Haiti is very poor and has a really bad water crisis...

The Big Problem

In the country of Haiti, more than 10.4 million live there.Sadly, Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere.Because 78% of Haitians live on less than 2 US dollars a day,many people collect water from garbage-filled rivers to make sure their household is supplied.

Contaminated- To make something impure by exposure to poison or pollution.

70% of Haitians do not have access to potable water.

Poverty

One of the main causes of Haiti's water problem is poverty.In 2010, a massive 7.0 earthquake that hit Haiti made access to water even lower.I think that because of the poverty level of the country, public systems aren't able to help.

Solutions

Some solutions that have been brought up are wells,dams, and rain catchment systems.

Water Born Illnesses

Water born illnesses , such as typhoid,cholera, and chronic diarrhea, are the cause for 50% of deaths in Haiti each year.