Haiti

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  • Created on: 08-05-14 20:35
Where?
Small Caribbean island, capital is Port au Prince. Strike slip boundary - North American moved past Caribbean plate in same direction
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HDI
0.456
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GDP
$350.27
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Magnitude
7.0, epicentre 16 miles West of Port au Prince, focus of 5 miles
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When?
12th January 2010
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Death toll
316,000
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Homeless
1 million
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Affected
3 million
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Buildings destroyed
250,000 homes, 30,000 other buildings including the President's Palace and 60% of government buildings
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Services
50 hospitals, 1300 schools and the airport control tower damaged
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Prison
Main prison destroyed. 4000 inmates escaped
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Unemployment
1 in 5 lost their jobs due to building destruction
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Disease
Hospitals and morgues became full, so bodies had to be piled up on the streets - disease - 4700 dead by March 2010
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Aid
$100 million in aid from USA and $330 million from the EU. 810,000 placed in aid camps, 115 tents and 1 million tarpaulin shelters. 4.3 million provided with food rations, 1.7 million with water
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Difficulties
hard to distribute aid due to control tower destroyed + poor management. 98%of the rubble had not been cleared, restricting road access, 1 million still homeless after a year
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Long term responses
support for 70% of the population who didn't have jobs, with cash/food for work programmes
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Difficulties
No planning/preparation due to higher financial cost, so population still susceptible to devastation if another hazard strikes.
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