On Jan 12, 2010, a 7.0 scale earthquake struck Haiti, and killed about 200,000 poor people. The number of deaths makes this the worst earthquake in the region in more than 200 years and the sixth most deadly natural disaster in the past century.

One of the poorest and least developed countries in the world, Haiti in current years has struggled with problems ranging from near-constant biased disturbance, health crises, an annual barrage of hurricanes and the worst earthquake in the region in more than 200 years.

Many countries responded to appeals for civilized aid, pledging funds and dispatching rescue and medical teams, engineers and support personnel.

In January, at least 52 aftershocks measuring 4.5 or greater had been recored. An estimated three million people were affected by the quake the Haitian government reported that an expected 316,000 people had died, 300,000 had been offended and 1,000,000 made living rough. The government of Haiti also estimated that 250,000 residences and 30,000 profitable buildings had collapsed or were severely damaged.