A Region Responds to a Nation in Need

By Geraldine Cook
April 01, 2010

Latin America and the Caribbean reacted immediately to the crisis in Haiti with an outpouring of aid to Haitian and foreign victims of the quake, many of whom were from
the Americas. The region is sadly too familiar with the devastating effects of
earthquakes, hurricanes and floods. These natural disasters, which span national
boundaries to affect neighboring countries, destroy the lives and the livelihoods of
thousands of people each year and hamper the future development of an entire