Haiti beset by natural disasters

Earthquake the latest in series of devastating disasters to hit Caribbean nation.



    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


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