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    • Haitian Earthquake
      Hope, Brianna, and Claire
    • The Island of Haiti
      More than two-thirds of the labor force do not have formal jobs
      Haiti is slightly smaller than Maryland
      The Haiti telecommunications infrastructure is among the least developed in Latin America and the Caribbean
      Haiti has 14 airports; 4 have paved runways.•
      Haiti’s capital is Porte-au-Prince, a coastal city with about 2 million inhabitants
    • The Island of Haiti
      Discovered by Columbus in 1492
      Haiti won its independence from France on January 1, 1804
      Population of nearly 10 million people
      Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere
      80% of the population in Haiti is living under the poverty line
      Most Haitians live on less than $2 a day It shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic.
      Haiti is one of poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere
    • Background Information
      Capital: Port-au-Prince
      Land: 27,560 sq km
      Population: 9,035,536 (U.S. 307,212,123)
      Population Growth rate: 1.84% (U.S. 0.98%)
      Population below poverty line: 80%
      Haiti is one of the most densely populated and least developed countries in the Western Hemisphere
    • Background Information
      Language: French (official)
      Ethnic groups: 95 percent black
      Gross domestic product: $11.53 billion (2008 estimate)
    • Facts About the Earthquake
      Magnitude- 7.0
      Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 4:53 PM
      Depth- 13km
      15 miles South West of PORT- AU- PRINCE, Haiti
      700 miles South East of Miami Florida
      Caribbean Plate and North American Plate
      Dominated by left- lateral strike slip motion and compression
    • More Facts…
      Triggered 2 quick aftershocks, each with a magnitude of at least 5.5
      The major earthquake triggered 33 aftershocks all together ranging in magnitude of 4.2 to 5.9
      Strongest earthquake since 1770
      Also felt by other countries such as Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and Venezuela.
    • Damage from Earthquake
      3 million people in need of emergency aid after major earthquake
      The Red Cross dispatched a relief team from Geneva and the UN's World Food Program is flying in two planes with emergency food aid.
      The Inter-American Development Bank said it was immediately approving a $200,000 grant for emergency aid.
    • Why Haiti was so Vulnerable
      Haiti has no real construction standards.
      A large number of buildings collapsed including the President’s palace, and National Assembly building.
    • Previous Quakes in Haiti
      1751 Port-au-Prince earthquake (18 October): According to French historian Moreau de Saint-Mery, “only one masonry building had not collapsed” in Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital
      (3 June): The city was leveled in this magnitude 7.5 quake, which killed over 200 people
      May 7th 1842: An earthquake destroyed the city of Cap-Haitien and other towns in the north of Haiti and the Dominican Republic; this earthquake also destroyed the Sans-Souci Palace. 10,000 people were killed.
    • Previous Quakes
      1946 on August 4th, Dominican Republic Earthquake: This 8.0-magnitude earthquake also shook Haiti, producing a tsunami that killed 1,790 people
      tsunami
    • Haiti- Red Cross
      • The global Red Cross network has helped nearly 1.9 million Haitians since the country’s last earthquake.
      • It has so far spent or allocated $82 million to meet the most urgent needs of the earthquakes survivors and will continue to support hundreds of thousands of additional survivors in the years ahead until the last donated dollar is spent.
      • It is also providing support to Haitian families in the US, shipping blood products to the region and restoring family links for separated loved ones.
    • Red Cross Health and Relief
      Nearly 33,600 people have been treated by Red Cross health care facilities
      More than 60,000 people have been vaccinated for multiple diseases
      More than 31,500 families received items like hygiene kits and other basic relief supplies.
      More than 1 million people have received food items.
    • Red Cross Water and Sanitation
      30 million liters of drinking water have been distributed.
      An estimated 290,000 people are benefiting from this regular service.
      More than 580 latrines have been built near settlements
    • Red Cross Shelter
      More than 350,000 people received shelter supplies including tents, tarps and tools.
    • World Wide Donations
      The American Red Cross is one of the widely know organizations working in Haiti.
      There are many ways to donate Haiti.
      Some are online donations, Red Cross accepts $10 donations, charged to your cell phone bill, by texting HAITI to 90999
    • Celebrity Donations
      Many celebrities donated money, went to Haiti to volunteer, and created charity groups for Haiti.
      Here are some of the donations celebrities have made:
      Alyssa Milano- $50,000
      Madonna- $250,000
      Lance Armstrong- $250,000
      Nicole Kidman- $250,000
      Jennifer Aniston- $500,000
      Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie- $1 million
      Gisele Bundchen - $1.5 million
      Sandra Bullock $1 million
    • Sources
      U.S. Geological Survey
      CNN News
      Fox News
      Google Images