Morgan Wienberg, 22, poses beside a painting of footprints at the Jacmel Gallery in Miami
Morgan Wienberg, 22, poses beside a painting of footprints at the Jacmel Gallery in Miami, Florida July 19, 2014. Wienberg is the founder of "Little Footprints, Big Steps," a charity she set up in 2011 to offer safe places for children to receive care, while their parents are traced. Picture taken June 19, 2014. REUTERS/David Adams

Jan. 12 is the fifth anniversary of the earthquake which rattled Haiti. Some of the Canadians have still not recovered from the effects of the disaster.

The massive 7.0 earthquake in January 2010 displaced 1.5 million people and killed more than 230,000. Several Canadians are still deeply affected by the Haiti disaster even after five years. One of them is Morgan Weinberg. She was a high school senior from Yukon and had plans of studying medicine at McGill or going to a veterinary school in Australia. However, she went to the Caribbean country to help earthquake orphans and street kids. "Sometimes people see things and try to separate them from their own lives but I couldn't do that," CBC News quotes Weinberg, "I really just fell in love with the country and the lifestyle and the fulfilment of what I was doing." Weinberg eventually gave up McGill acceptance after deferring it for three years. Weinberg, now 22, started a charity named "Little Footprints, Big Steps." She is still working hard on rebuilding the North American country.

More than 50 international agencies and countries pledged over $12.4 billion in humanitarian and development aid and debt relief after the Haiti disaster. According to the United Nations, around 80 percent of the amount has been disbursed. ABC News reports that the United States is the biggest donor. It has helped Haiti rebuild its economy and the health system. It also hopes to improve the conditions which made the country vulnerable to the disaster. Numerous infrastructure projects have been funded by Venezuela as well. There are around 80,000 people still in camps. According to the government, they will leave the camps by the middle of 2015.

The Canadian Red Cross took in $200 million in donations for the country. Canada's government, on the other hand, pledged $400 million at the UN donors conference in 2010. It also spent an additional $400 million which belonged to the Canadian International Development Agency at that time. Foreign Affairs Trade and Development Spokesperson John Babcock has recently said that Haiti is still "a country of focus for the Government of Canada's international development efforts."

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