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In recalling 2010 earthquake, some Haitians call for better planning, leadership, unity

NEW YORK — On January 12, 2010, Jimmy Amisial, then a teenager, was living in his native Gonaives when he felt tremors. Though the epicenter of the earthquake that struck in Haiti was 15 miles south of Port-au-Prince, the moments of shock soon turned to anguish as Haitians worldwide worried about the status of loved ones. 

Amisial remembers waiting three days to finally hear from his mother, who was visiting the Haitian capital. Luckily, she was unharmed. 

“You didn’t have to be in Port-au-Prince to feel how impactful it was,” said Amisial, now a resident of Elizabeth, New Jersey. “The government needs to try to help people build their houses so when earthquakes happen they don’t have to run from their homes.” 

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