Haiti Earthquake

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What date did the earthquake occur?
12th January 2010
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What magnitude was the earthquake?
7.0
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Number of deaths?
316,000
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Number of people left homeless
1 million
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Damage to buildings?
250,000 homes, 30,000 other buildings including 60% of gov buildings (making management of issues difficult)
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Number of inmates escaped from Prison
4000
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Damage to public service buildings
50 hospitals, 1300 schools, air port control tower
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Issues caused by damaged to infrastructure
communications cut off, transport links damaged, making it difficult to co ordinate rescue efforts
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Number of jobs lost
1 in 5 jobs lost, due to damaged buildings, especially clothing industry
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Lack of hospitals meant
bodies began to pile on the streets as there were no spaces in hospital beds/morgues
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Issues caused by dead bodies left
spread of diseases such a cholera
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Homelessness lead to
set up of shanty towns as people could not afford new homes
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Around in aid from US gov
$100 million
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Amount in Aid from EU
$330 million
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Number of people placed in aid camps
810,000
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Number of people provided with food rations
4.3 million
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A lack of co ordinated rescue efforts meant
people had to save each other, potentially putting themselves at risk
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water and sanitation provided for
1.7 million people
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Response to destruction of schools
temporary schools set up and new teachers trained H
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Haiti GDP Per Capita
$1200
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% of pop living on less than $2 a day
80%
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% of pop with access to clean water
43%
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literacy rate
53%
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What magnitude was the earthquake?

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