Hati

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  • Hati
    • vulnerability
      • environmental
        • large scale deforestation increasing landslide risk
      • political
        • Years a mismanagement and corruption in the government has led to a lack of planning
      • Economic
        • low income ppp GDP $1700
        • lack of insurance and social security
        • government in debt of $1.3 billion
      • Social
        • young population (lack of experience) low adult literacy of 52% means that it is difficult to warn and teach people
      • cultural
        • strongly believe in fate
      • Physical
        • frequent Hurricane and tropical storm tracks
        • earthquake zone, tectonically unstable
    • Earthquake
      • Tuesday 12th January 2010 4pm
      • at the Capital city 'port au prince'
      • magnitude 7.0 at a shallow depth of 7.0
      • North American and Caribbean plates
        • conservative plate boundary
    • Poverty
      • one of the worlds poorest counties
      • LLEDC
      • GDP/capita $1200
      • 80% of population live in poverty
    • Secondary effects
      • many aftershocks that caused damage the highest was 5,9
      • disease broke out with unsanitary water supplies eg cholera
      • looting in the city
    • Primary effects
      • 97% of schools damaged
      • 75% of capital city's buildings were damaged or destroyed
      • death toll 300,000
    • Immediate response
      • red cross sent international help
        • difficult to get there as port and airport were damaged
          • 29 search and rescue teams
      • 29 search and rescue teams
    • Long term response
      • temporary camps set up for people
      • rebuilding of port au prince
      • celebrity involvement including a charity single
  • Primary effects
    • 97% of schools damaged
    • 75% of capital city's buildings were damaged or destroyed
    • death toll 300,000

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