Saturday, January 16, 2010

Country Debt and Disaster Recovery

Dear all of my reader,

The International world today is falling into grief because of the recent great disaster the has been attacked Haiti. From the information, the massive 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck the Caribbean island of Haiti on Tuesday 12 January, and it is can be supposed that not until in the counting of one minute, this earth quake able to destroy almost all of the state contain and create the massive loss of life. Many residents in Port Au Prince area today have not enough food reserve or water since that day. The majority of Haitian get despair and shock, some of them look so suffer by their cry and shout. The dust spread everywhere and either with the human body which have no place to be putted in.



Haiti's disaster leaving the suffer for society

The condition of Haiti today has been felt by the Indonesian people yesterday, when the big earth quake attack Padang city. Although the magnitude and the effect not as big as in Haiti, but the Padang disaster also rest many of serious loss life and devastating in many aspects. It is also create new assignment for the country to accomplish this problem.

The occurrence of many disaster like earth quake, tsunami, volcano, and flood is unpredictable and unknown. It is also can break down anything, and threat the state and human living. For the further, the disaster will leave new problem for the state in return the structure and normal condition.

Starting by the good understanding from the good article 'Third World Debt and Disaster Recovery, here is explained that the country which is get the disaster will face the new problem relating to fund and money. When poor countries face natural disasters, such as hurricanes, floods and fires, the cost of rebuilding becomes even more of an issue when they are already burden with debt. Often poor countries have had to suffer with many lost lives and some aid while still paying millions a week back in the form of debt repayment (globalissues.com).


Post disaster incident: The country has new responsibility to restructure and rebuild the area.

Not only the need of much cost to get adequate food and basic water at the time of crisis, but also the need to clean the area, rescue the body, serve many thing of equipment, basic needs until the restructuring and rebuilding the state. Like in Haiti happen, This country is difficult to get the adequate food and water. Finally, hunger riots because the government not able to serve a security and transportation.
Haiti which has been noted as a failed state, still not have a capable to accomplish it all. However it is create a new dilema when the society can not hold their depression and have to fight to get food or water until raising a riots and looting anywhere.

Here is shown the difficulties to handle even finish the problem. Once again, the process of accomplishment the problem post - disaster need much cost and effort. I have grateful that there are many emphaty and support from international community to help Haiti and Indonesia or other country which has experienced a disaster. A lot of country and aids community help the 'crisis state' by sending many things that country urgently need and ease their burden. But finally it is not enough to close the all of the country cost. For one example, the worst floods for 50 years and a devastating cyclone in Mozambique make this country sorrow because the new burdens have come to the fore. Even Mozambique's government has been urging a cancellation of the country's debts to help use those saved resources for rebuilding the destroyed infrastructure.

Another example also occur when the devastation in Central America caused by one of the deadliest storms in over 200 years, Hurricane Mitch, November 1998, has been terrible. A UN report estimates that the destruction caused will set back development in this region by 20 years. The cost of rebuilding after Hurricane Mitch has highlighted the problems of debt repayment and debt relief that these countries are still facing (a repayment of about $200 million a day from Honduras and Nicaragua, two of the worst hit areas).

From those point of view, we have seen that disaster has make the country go into new problem both in economy and social. The process of restructuring and recovery is not take the short time. The Tsunami incident in Aceh - Indonesia in 2000 still left the effort of country and donor institution to restore condition in Aceh. The country after disaster much do the recovery not only in development of area but also development of community.

Today, I just hope that in this emergency day of Haiti and the others that has get disaster, many international community never stop to give their support. The support and help can ease the country's societies pain and make them at least stay to struggle their life.

83 comments:

Hi! I'm Grace said...

The whole world is grieving with Haitians. That is very devastating. But I am happy to see that the whole world is joining hands in helping them.
How have you been doing lately, Niar? :)

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Anonymous said...

Do you have copy writer for so good articles? If so please give me contacts, because this really rocks! :)

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now. Keep it up!
And according to this article, I totally agree with your opinion, but only this time! :)

niar said...

@dear Grace,
I am sorry for long time cannot visit you again. i just have a little time to open my blog now. But I really happy because of a good coordination an relationship among us...

@dear Anonymous: I dont have a copy writer. Thank you. Honestly I am concern on Haiti problem. Anyway, can I have your blog site..?

@others: Thnk you for stopping by.

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Anonymous said...

Shalom

It is my first time here. I just wanted to say hi!

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Anonymous said...

Awesome read, well done

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