Flashcards in Haiti Deck (13)
20km from Port au Prince
very shallow, only 13km
High population density in Port Au Prince 2million
Unstable soil built on, liquefaction
Port area suffered from lateral spreading+ land falling into sea
Poorest country in western hemisphere
38% of population under 14
people tried to recover their belongings
Actual aid effort
almost non-existent from within Haïti as its institutions had been destroyed or did not have the resources to cope
was slowed down by the lack of transport infrastructure and a lack of coordination.
was used in London to guide relief efforts on the ground in Haïti.
Over 1 million people were made homeless
Large parts of this impoverished nation where damage, most importantly the capital Port Au Prince, where shanty towns and even the presidential palace were destroyed.
3 million people in total were affected.
Few of the Buildings in Haïti were built with earthquakes in mind, contributing to their collapse
250,000 residences and 30,000 commercial buildings had collapsed or were severely damaged.
The port, other major roads and communications link needed replacing.
The clothing industry, which accounts for two-thirds of Haïti's exports, reported structural damage at manufacturing facilities.
1 in 5 jobs were lost as a result of the quake
Rubble from collapsed buildings blocked roads and rail links.
The port was destroyed
Sea levels in local areas changed, with some parts of the land sinking below the sea
The roads were littered with cracks and fault lines
Long Term NGO responses
$1.1 billion had been collected for Haïti for relief efforts, but only two percent of the money had been released