Haitian Earthquake

  • Buildings not structurally sound

    after the collapse of a school house near port au prince, the government declared most buildings were not safe during normal circumstances, let alone an earthquake!
  • Earthquake happens!

    The Destruction in Port-au-PrinceThe earthquake destroys homes, landmarks, and families. Many were killed and forced onto the streets with no medical attention.
  • People Affected

    230,000 dead, 300,000 injured, and 1,000,000 homeless haitians, estimated 3 million affected,many homeless head to a golf course for shelter, medical care, and food and water.
  • Bodies dumped in the streets

    Morgue facilities re so overwhelmed that a thousand dead bodies are dumped in the street.
  • U.S. troops go to Haiti

    Up to 10,000 U.S.troops go to Haiti in order to help deal with the earthquake aid effort
  • Dead Americans!

    Only 1,000 of the 45,000 Americans in Haiti at the time of the earthquake are accounted for.
  • Aftershocks!

    At east 52 aftershocks measuring 4.5 or greater, aftershocks effected 3,000,000 and caused more buildings to collapse, including hospitals leaving the injured on the streets.
  • Cash for Work!

    Over 7,000 jobs created for the desperate Haitians in need of supplies.
  • Countries aid

    More than 100,000 people aided with emergency supplies like food, water, medicine, and other neccessities brought by aiding countries.
  • Only 10 percent of the rubble has been removed.

    there is still 700 million cubic feet of rubble yet to be cleared. there is not enough money to fund this.
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