The Resource Haiti Earthquake: Crisis and Response

Haiti Earthquake: Crisis and Response

Label
Haiti Earthquake: Crisis and Response
Title
Haiti Earthquake: Crisis and Response
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The largest earthquake ever recorded in Haiti devastated parts of the country, including the capital, on January 12, 2010. The quake, centered about 15 miles southwest of Port-au-Prince, had a magnitude of 7.0. A series of strong aftershocks followed. Witnesses are describing the damage as severe and catastrophic. Communication services were cut off by the earthquake, so detailed information has been limited. Initial reports indicate that thousands of buildings collapsed, leaving unknown numbers of people trapped, and tens of thousands of people homeless in the streets. Early estimates of casualties are constantly being updated, but already reach into the hundreds of thousands. According to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, "[o]f Haiti's 9 million people, initial reports suggest roughly a third may be affected by the disaster." About 45,000 U.S. citizens live in Haiti, and the Embassy has been asked to help account for about 3,000 of them. Describing conditions in his country as "unimaginable" following the earthquake, President Rene Preval appealed for international assistance. The country's top priority was to conduct search and rescue operations for survivors. Other priorities included an offshore vessel medical unit and electricity generation capability. The government also requested communications equipment so that government officials can better function and coordinate response efforts. The Haitian government, the United Nations, and donor representatives met in Haiti on January 14 to coordinate their efforts. The arrival of humanitarian supplies has begun, but access to Port-au-Prince and the distribution of aid to people in need is difficult and hampered by a number of significant challenges that are impeding rescue efforts and movement. People are gathering in open spaces and some are reportedly leaving Port-au-Prince for other areas in Haiti
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DTICE
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non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Taft-Morales, Maureen
  • Margesson, Rhoda
  • LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE
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  • Crisis management
  • Humanitarian assistance
  • Haiti
  • Earthquakes
  • Rescues
  • Administration and management
  • Medicine and medical research
  • Safety engineering
  • Logistics, military facilities and supplies
  • Military operations, strategy and tactics
  • Escape, rescue and survival
  • Food, food service and nutrition
  • Hygiene and sanitation
  • Casualties
  • International
  • Medical services
  • United nations
  • Survival(personnel)
  • Legislation
  • Emergency rations
  • Emergency medicine
  • Electricity
  • Response
  • Costs
  • Estimates
  • Government(foreign)
  • Emergencies
Target audience
adult
Label
Haiti Earthquake: Crisis and Response
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Publication
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Congressional research rept
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 x 29 cm
Extent
31 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)574492515
  • (OCoLC)ocn574492515
Label
Haiti Earthquake: Crisis and Response
Publication
Note
Congressional research rept
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 x 29 cm
Extent
31 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)574492515
  • (OCoLC)ocn574492515

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