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Why Were So Many People Killed In The In The  Haiti Earthquake Of 2010 Why Were So Many People Killed In The In The Haiti Earthquake Of 2010 Presentation Transcript

  • Why Did so many People Die in the Haiti Earthquake of 12th January 2010?
  • Location The earthquake was Transform/ conservative located 113 Miles from the plate boundary with one plate boundary between plate sliding past another the Caribbean Plate and the North American Plate Earthquake was 7.3 on There have been no Richter scale,15km from the large earthquakes in Capital Port au Prince and Haiti for 200 years only 6 miles deep
  • In 2008 a thousand Hurricanes people were killed and up to a million The hurricanes of were made homeless 2008 have forced after four hurricanes hundreds of struck around the thousands more important town of people to flood into Gonaives in as many Port au Prince weeks Haiti has found it difficult to recover Thousands of farms from the cost of the were destroyed and damage caused by there was a national the hurricanes in 2004 food shortage and 2008
  • 300,000 people 3 Million people live in Port au Prince with Housing live in the Cité Soleil slum the majority living in where there are slum conditions after no paved roads rapid urbanisation. or sewers and little to no water or electricity supply. Most houses are self built; made out of breeze blocks and scrap, with no foundations or rules Large families (as many as restricting height. Many 15) live in cramped houses are built on steep conditions in the poorer hillsides. houses
  • 66% of the population Poverty Many of the population of Port au Prince are of Haiti earn less than uneducated and work in £1 a day with 56% of informal jobs around the population classed the city. as “extremely poor” Haiti is the poorest Many of the poorest country in the Western people eat mud cakes Hemisphere to stop them from feeling hungry
  • Political Troubles President Jean-Bertrand People in Haiti blame the Aristide was overthrown government for riots during rioting in 2004. The caused by the price of country has a new rice, beans and fruit rising president René Préval but by 50% from 2007-2008 the government is very unstable. UN Troops patrol the streets. Very little government The government is now money has been spent on officially the most corrupt improving the quality of on earth! buildings, hospitals and roads.
  • Rescue/ Aid Haiti only has one airport Rescue teams from around with one runway. The the world took up to 48 hours control tower was badly to arrive in Haiti due to the damaged in the problems at the airport. Local earthquake. The port is people have had to use their also unusable due to bare hands to try and dig damage. people out of the rubble. Aid has been piling up at the airport due to a lack of There has been a severe trucks and people to shortage of doctors and distribute it. Water and many people have died of food have taken days to injuries such as broken arrive and there is not limbs. enough to go around.
  • Put the six factors in the order that you think were most to blame for the high number of deaths Most to blame • Political troubles • Housing • Hurricanes • Location • Poverty • Aid Least to blame
  • Why Did so many People Die in the Haiti Earthquake of 12th January 2010?