Earthquake Strategies

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EARTHQUAKE Christchurch, New Zealand 2011
Sichuan, China 2008 (NIC) Haiti 2010 (LEDC)
RESPONSES (MEDC)
180+ deaths 87,000+ deaths 300,000+ deaths
KEY FACTS
100,000 buildings collapsed 4.8 million left homeless 2 million displaced
ABOUT THE
$30bn (costs) $137bn (costs) $7.8bn (costs)
EVENT LIQUEFACTION LANDSLIDES LANDSLIDES/LIQUEFACTION
MODIFYING
THE EVENT NOT POSSIBLE
MODIFYING 43,454 torch radios distributed Better building codes and implementation. Creating and training local protection committees.
VULNERABILITY
British High Commission in Wellington, Leigu (town in the province) - handicraft factory set Strengthening food security through agricultural
responded to the needs of over 300 up in temporary building - young women taught to livelihoods programs (small farmers and women-led
MODIFYING British nationals in Christchurch, issued make traditional embroidered clothing - start to enterprises)
LOSS more than 70 emergency passports. earn a living again.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office The World Bank mobilized a team of international British Government developing small-scale insurance
(FCO) officials were deployed to New experts, many with experience in other recent schemes to help people protect their assets in case of
Zealand to reinforce efforts. earthquakes such as in Turkey and Pakistan. future disasters.
Search and rescue team of 63 experts Immediate emphasis on controlling infectious
Cash-for-Work programme, an initiative to offer
drawn from the British emergency fire disease through widespread medical care and
Haitians temporary jobs to remove rubble.
and rescue services surveillance.

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For months, police/ military roadblocks prevented
non-essential personnel from entering the disaster
300 Australian police flown in.
zone (also sprayed traffic passing through with
disinfectant - reduce risk of disease).…read more

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