(12o) Haiti - Victim of natural disasters
In 2010, thus only 6 years ago, a minimum of 100,000 people died during a terrible earthquake that hid the area of the capital Port-au-Prince while lots of the infrastructure but also many houses, including the presidential palace, were destroyed making many people homeless.
Then, as a result of foreign UN soldiers who tried to help the people in the aftermath of the earthquake, cholera was imported into the country, killing about 10,000 people over the years after the earthquake.
And now, probably as a consequence of climate change although still many people will deny, about 1,000 people died during the passage of a very strong hurricane, named Matthew while more buildings and infrastructure are damaged or completely destroyed, including a cathedral. In addition, as a result of flooding, it is very likely that the cholera epidemic will resurface and thus kill many more people over the coming weeks, months and maybe even years, certainly as parts of the health infrastructure are probably also damaged. I say "probably as a consequence of climate change" because storms became bigger over the years, both in strength and area. But fortunately, although it was predicted Matthew would make landslide in Florida, it did not and thus it is not as bad as predicted although the storm surge caused flooding while there is damage. But as people were prepared and most did what the government requested, i.e. leave the area although some people remained, only a small number of people died (it is more difficult to leave an island). Personally, I think that in such extreme conditions, when people ignore warnings and advise and then get into troubles, they should wait for help until it is considered to be save for lifeguards to help so the guards don't risk their lives - unless there was a very good reason why people didn't leave. It is different when people are not warned and get into troubles so help should be provided if necessary and possible.