The Caribbean nation of Haiti has been beset by a series of natural disasters in recent years, experiencing four devastating tropical storms in 2008.
Tuesday's 7.0-magnitude earthquake will only further complicate living conditions for residents of the poverty-stricken country where 80 per cent of Haiti's nearly nine million people live below the poverty line.
Al Jazeera's John Terrett reports. 13 Jan 10
Source: Al Jazeera