Haiti Earthqauke

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  • Created by: Sachin
  • Created on: 25-05-13 15:07

Background And Primary Effects

Background:

  • 12th January 2010
  • Caseud by conservative plate: Caribbean Plate (continetial) North American plate (continetial)
  • 7.0 Richter Scale

Primary Effect:

  • 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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Secondary Effects

Secondary Effects:

  • 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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Immediate responses

Immediate responses 

  • $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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