The day the earthquake hit Haiti – level 1

12-01-2010

Millions of people live in Haiti. Haiti is a poor country. Many people can’t go to a doctor when they need to go.

In 2010, something bad happens. On January 12, a very big earthquake hits Haiti. Many people die. Many people are without their homes. People are very scared.

The situation in the capital is very bad. In a short time, many houses fall down. The earthquake happens only 15 kilometers from the capital.

After the earthquake, many people from other countries go to Haiti. They go to Haiti because they want to help people after the catastrophe.

Difficult words: without (with no), capital (a main city in the country), catastrophe (a disaster).

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