Earthquake hits haiti (jan 2010) carolyn cole / los angeles times haiti etienne louis, 7, left director michel vaillaud tells haitians left homeless by the jan 12 earthquake that they must leave the grounds. Ever since the earthquake nine days ago, 176 of the injured have been brought to various south florida hospitals and that number is expected to climb in the upcoming days. In the aftermath of the january 2010 earthquake in haiti, usaid has provided relief, recovery and long-term reconstruction assistance. Haiti's earthquake impacted its economy by driving down growth 51% its damage totaled $87 billion. Haiti earthquake news find breaking news, commentary, and archival information about haiti earthquake from the latimes.
Read fast facts from cnn about the 2010 earthquake in haiti, which struck january 12, 2010. Since haiti earthquake, rent has been too high for middle class observers say most of those who benefited from the real estate boom were members of haiti's upper class. The 2010 haiti earthquake was reported to have left between 220,000 and 300,000 people dead and up to 16 million homeless the. In 2010, the international rescue committee responded to a devastating earthquake in haiti that forced more than two million people from their homes. In the wake of the earthquake the devastated the country of haiti on jan 12, us southern command is coordinating the department of defense relief efforts the listing to the side contains links to relief stories involving the us army as well as links to other players within dod and the.
Read the three years update on dec member agencies work in haiti haiti before the earthquake haiti was 145th of 169 countries in the un human development index, which is the lowest in the western hemisphere more than 70% of people in haiti were living on less than per day. On 12 january 2010, a 73 magnitude earthquake struck haiti, leaving more than 220,000 people dead and over 300,000 injured and resulting in a humanitarian crisis. Tuesday afternoon, january 12th, the worst earthquake in 200 years - 70 in magnitude - struck less than ten miles from the caribbean city of port-au-prince, haiti the initial quake was later followed by twelve aftershocks greater than magnitude 50 structures of all kinds were damaged or. Links to resources about haiti earthquake disaster response and recovery. On january 12, 2010, a devastating earthquake struck haiti more than 220,000 people were killed and over 300,000 injured thanks to the incredible outpouring of support from the public and governments around the word, oxfam helped more than half a million survivors. The 2010 haiti earthquake was a very strong earthquake that hit haiti on january 12, 2010 on the scientific scale that measures the magnitude (or strength) of an earthquake, the quake scored a magnitude of 70 m w.
Though scientists know where serious earthquakes like the one in haiti are likely to happen, they're still unable to pinpoint the precise time. Aid organizations from around the world have struggled after the earthquake in haiti but propublica and npr's investigation shows that many of the red cross's failings in haiti are of its own making. Two years after the haiti quake, only 4,769 new houses have been built, and 13,578 homes repaired, while 520,000 people remain in squalid camps.
A vote for hillary clinton means further corruption, further death and destruction for our people, said dahoud andre given that even before the earthquake, haiti was one of the world's poorest countries now. Haiti news and opinions from the miami herald newspaper in south florida. Unicef, haiti's long-term development partner for decades, helped to meet the critical needs of haiti's children in health, water, education and protection. The damage to the infrastructure from the earthquake in haiti was staggering more than 300,000 homes collapsed or were critically damaged it is estimated that 60% of the. Eight years after a devastating earthquake struck haiti, donations given to the american red cross in its aftermath are still at work we not only helped save lives during the emergency, but have helped people become safer, healthier, and more resilient to future disasters there is always more work.
Usgs earthquake hazards program, responsible for monitoring, reporting, and researching earthquakes and earthquake hazards. Haiti earthquake: remembering help and hope 5 years on january 12 marks five years since haiti was hit by a devastating 70 magnitude earthquake more than 200,000 lives were lost and another 2 million people were displaced when their homes were destroyed.