Background And Primary Effects
- 12th January 2010
- Caseud by conservative plate: Caribbean Plate (continetial) North American plate (continetial)
- 7.0 Richter Scale
- 316,000 people died
- 1 million made homeless
- 270,000 buildings destryoed, and many of these included government buildings such as Presedntial Place.
- over 1,300 school were destroyed
- over 50 hospitals were destroyed.
- Main prison damaged and 4,000 inmates escaped
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- 1 in 5 people lost thier jobs.
- Hospitals became crowded and people forced into shanty towns with no clean water and poor santiation,
- This meant dieases could spread easily
- 4,500 died of Cholera alone and more cases were reported.
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- $5 billion donated by foreign governments and charities.
- Field hospitals set up to help stop spread of disease such as cholera
- 810,000 placed into camps
- 115,000 camps were set up
- 4.3 million people provided with food ration
- mainly helped by foreign governments.
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Long Term Responses
Long Term Responses:
- 1 million still homless after 1 year.
- Support offered to get people back to work and also build homes this accounted for 70% of population
- 1.7 million people provided with water purifcation kit.
- Temorary schools set up with new teachers.
- 98% of rubble still remanied after 1 year.
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