Earthquakes

by Drew Coffman and Adam Brennen

Haiti

                  On 12 Jan 2010, Haiti was hit by the most powerful earthquake to strike the country in 200 years. On January 2010 with a magnitude of 7.0 killed over 200,000 people according to Haitian sources. Today, 519,000 people are still living in tents and under tarpaulin in more than 758 temporary camps.  In addition, 96,000 transitional shelters have been built to provide a shelter for the homeless.


According to Haiti’s National Food Security Coordination nearly one in two people (4.5 million) is food insecure; an increase from an estimated 2.5 - 3.3 million people thought to be food insecure in 2010.


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Retrieved from http://www.oxfam.org/en/haitiquake on October 27, 210

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