Houses and other buildings crumbled to the ground when an earthquake struck Haiti in January 2010. As many as 1.6 million people were forced to live in sprawling tent cities like this one.
Photograph by Sarah Yelvington, MyShot
ability to use.
city where a region's government is located.
large settlement with a high population density.
edge of land along the sea or other large body of water.
to fall apart completely.
the sudden shaking of Earth's crust caused by the release of energy along fault lines or from volcanic activity.
job or work.
system or order of a nation, state, or other political unit.
meaning or effect.
structures and facilities necessary for the functioning of a society, such as roads.
someone forced to leave their local area, who has not left the country.
unit made up of governments or groups in different countries, usually for a specific purpose.
average number of years a person lives.
ocean waves triggered by an earthquake, volcano, or other movement of the ocean floor.
United Nations organization that loans money to poor and developing nations.