Haiti Earthquake

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  • Created on: 19-04-19 20:58
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  • Haiti Earthquake  LIC (2010)
    • Causes
      • located on a conservative plate boundary between the Caribbean and North American plates
    • Prepared
      • no previous earthquakes
      • no money and weak government
      • no earthquake proof buildings
    • Primary Effects
      • 230,000 dead and 300,000 injured
      • main port and airport damaged
      • 8 hospitals and government buildings in Port au Prince collapsed
      • 1 million homeless
    • Secondary Effects
      • 2 million without food
        • looting
      • water contaminated (due to dead bodies)
        • outbreaks of cholera
      • businesses destroyed
        • large scale unemployment (1/5 people lost their job)
    • Short Term Responses
      • Effective
        • mass graves
          • reduces cholera outbreaks
        • American engineers helped rescue people
          • saved lives
      • Not Effective
        • aid couldn't be delivered as ports and airports were damaged
          • looting
        • American engineers were too late
          • many already dead
    • Long Term Responses
      • Effective
        • aid helped rebuild port and airport
          • could export and build economy
      • Not Effective
        • homes not rebuilt
          • people still living in tents and squatter settlements

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