Haiti Earthquake 2010 – Pictures, News & Resources
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Haiti Earthquake Humanitarian Emergency
- Also accepting cash and in-kind donations are the following sites: UNICEF (1-800-4UNICEF), Direct Relief, Yele Haiti, Partners in Health, Red Cross, World Food Program, Mercy Corps (1-888-256-1900), Save the Children, Lambi Fund, Doctors Without Borders, The International Rescue Committee, Care
SMS donations in the US only:
- SMS text “HAITI” to 90999 to donate $10 to Red Cross relief efforts
- SMS text “YELE” to 501501 to Donate $5 to Yele Haiti’s Earthquake Relief efforts
- SMS text “GIVE10” to 20222 to donate $10 to Direct Relief
Donation Info In Detail:
- UNICEF has issued a statement that “Children are always the most vulnerable population in any natural disaster, and UNICEF is there for them.” UNICEF requests donations for relief for children in Haiti via their Haiti Earthquake Fund. You can also call 1-800-4UNICEF.
- Operation USA is appealing for donations of funds from the public and corporate donations in bulk of health care materials, water purification supplies and food supplements which it will ship to the region from its base in the Port of Los Angeles. Donate online at http://www.opusa.org, by phone at 1-800-678-7255 or, by check made out to Operation USA, 3617 Hayden Ave, Suite A, Culver City, CA 90232.
- Mercy Corps established a Haiti Earthquake Fund, PO Box 2669,Portland, OR 97208, mercycorps.org, 1-888-256-1900
- The Archdiocese of Miami is accepting financial donations to assist with recovery efforts for the earthquake victims in Haiti. People may send their donations to Catholic Charities, 1505 NE 26th St. Wilton Manors, FL 33305, Attention Earthquake Victims.
- The Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) — the natural disaster relief arm of the OAS — was asking people who want to donate to visit its special relief website called PanAmericanRelief.org.
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- For information or inquiries about U.S. citizens in Haiti, please call 888-407-4747. Outside of the U.S. and Canada, call 202-501-4444. You may email inquiries to: Haiti-Earthquake@state.gov. More about the crisis and how to help: state.gov/haitiquake.
- For U.S. Citizens in Haiti Seeking Assistance or Reporting Their Status/Whereabouts: Call the Embassy’s Consular Task Force at 509-2229-8942, 509-2229-8089, 509-2229-8322, or 509-2229-8672. Email the Embassy at ACSPaP@state.gov.
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- Hopital du Canape Vert
Route du Canape Vert, Port-au-Prince, Canape Vert, Haiti
- Hopital Francais d’Haiti
378, Rue du Centre, Port-au-Prince, Centre Ville, Haiti
- Hopital Maternite Sapiens
Avenue Christophe # 120
- Hopital de l’Universite d’Etat d’Haiti
Angle Rues Mgr Guilloux et St Honore, Port-au-Prince, Champs de Mars, Haiti
- Hopital Saint Francois de Sales
Rue Chareron, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
- Hopital OFATMA
- Clinique de la Santé
102, Ave Poupelard (Après Ruelle Chrétien)
(Menu) Earthquake In Haiti Detail Overview:
Date-Time: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 21:53:09 UTC / Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 04:53:09 PM at epicenter
Location: 18.451°N, 72.445°W
Depth: 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
Region: HAITI REGION
Distances: 15 km (10 miles) SW of PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti / 140 km (90 miles) E of Les Cayes, Haiti / 145 km (90 miles) WNW of Barahona, Dominican Republic / 1140 km (710 miles) SE of Miami, Florida
Location Uncertainty: horizontal +/- 8.3 km (5.2 miles); depth fixed by location program
Parameters: NST=103, Nph=103, Dmin=365.7 km, Rmss=1.14 sec, Gp= 94°, M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7
Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID: us2010rja6
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Haiti earthquake: staff missing as UN headquarters damaged
The headquarters of the UN mission in Haiti has been seriously damaged by a powerful earthquake that shook the capital Port-au-Prince.
Published: 3:56AM GMT 13 Jan 2010
Many staff are missing following the quake, the United Nations said.
“The United Nations can confirm that the Headquarters of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) in Port-au-Prince has sustained serious damage along with other UN installations,” the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Alain le Roy said in a statement issued in New York.
“For the moment, a large number of personnel remain unaccounted for,” he said.
He said officials in Haiti were still trying to gather information on the effects of the quake, which caused chaos across the capital of the impoverished country just before nightfall, collapsing buildings and cutting power in the city.
The UN stabilisation force, which numbers about 9,000 troops and police, was sent in to try to bring order to the country that has been wracked by violence for years.
In another part of the city, at least two Americans, one of them a young aid worker related to a retired senior US naval officer, were believed to be among those trapped in the rubble.
The executive director of Haitian Ministries for the Diocese of Norwich, Connecticut, Emily Smack, said the mission house house had partially collapsed during the earthquake.
She identified the staffers as the mission’s acting director, Jillian Thorp, and a management consultant, Charles Dietsch, who has been working with the ministry. (Haiti Earthquake Reference)
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Haiti earthquake feared to have killed many
A 7.0-magnitude earthquake which struck off the coast of Haiti is feared to have caused major loss of life in and around the capital, Port-au-Prince.
Haiti’s worst quake in two centuries seriously damaged the HQ of the UN mission in Haiti and a “large number” of its personnel are reported missing.
The national palace and a hospital are among other buildings badly damaged, and rescuers are digging under rubble.
Haiti’s envoy to the US said it was a “catastrophe of major proportions”.
The quake, which struck about 15km (10 miles) south-west of the capital, was quickly followed by two strong aftershocks of 5.9 and 5.5 magnitude.
The tremor hit at 1653 (2153 GMT), the US Geological Survey said. Phone lines to the country failed shortly afterwards.
A Reuters reporter in Port-au-Prince, Joseph Guyler Delva, said he had seen “dozens of dead and injured people” in the rubble of fallen buildings.
Karel Zelenka, a Catholic Relief Services representative in Port-au-Prince, told colleagues in the US “there must be thousands of people dead”.
The aid worker had managed to phone his colleagues before communication links went down.
The BBC’s Nick Davies in neighbouring Jamaica says the ground apparently shook for more than a minute in Haiti.
Local people, he said, were using anything they could get their hands on – including farm equipment – to help release those trapped in the quake.
Our correspondent adds that, as the poorest country in the western hemisphere, Haiti is likely to need international aid in order to cope with the quake’s impact.
‘Three million affected’
In a statement issued in New York, the UN said that its local HQ in Haiti had “sustained serious damage along with other UN installations”.
“A large number of personnel remain unaccounted for,” it added.
The UN stabilisation mission plays a vital role in ensuring security in Haiti.
Raymond Joseph, Haiti’s ambassador to the US, told CNN: “I think it is really a catastrophe of major proportions.”
He said he had just spoken to a government colleague in Port-au-Prince:
“He had to stop his car just about half an hour ago, and take to the streets, start walking, but he said houses were crumbling on the right side of the street and the left side of the street. He does not know whether he would reach his home, not knowing what he would find, because he had a bridge to cross to get there.”
Mike Blanpied of the US Geological Survey said that, based on the location and size of the quake, about three million people will have been severely shaken by its impact.
“This quake occurred under land as opposed to off-shore, so a lot of people were directly exposed to the shaking coming off that earthquake fault, which was quite shallow,” he told the BBC.
He added that as the quake had occurred near a highly populated urban area, the aftershocks could cause additional damage to already shaken buildings.
US President Barack Obama said in a statement that his “thoughts and prayers” were with the people of Haiti and America stood ready to assist them.
‘Rubble and wire’
An Associated Press cameraman saw the wrecked hospital in Petionville, a hilly suburb of the capital, and Henry Bahn, a visiting official from the US Department of Agriculture, said he had seen houses which had tumbled into a ravine.
“Everybody is just totally, totally freaked out and shaken,” said Mr Bahn, who described the sky as “just grey with dust”.
He said he had been walking to his hotel room when the ground began to shake.
“I just held on and bounced across the wall,” he said.
“I just hear a tremendous amount of noise and shouting and screaming in the distance.”
He said rocks were strewn all over the place, and the ravine where several homes had fallen in was “just full of collapsed walls and rubble and barbed wire”.
BBC News website readers in the Dominican Republic, which borders Haiti on the island of Hispaniola, said they had also felt the quake.
“My family is on the 8th floor of a tower in downtown Santo Domingo,” wrote Max Levine.
“We felt a swaying of the building for 5-10 seconds. All the lamps were swinging. There was a 20-second pause and then another similar sway. We rushed out of the building with many others to the street.”
In the immediate aftermath of the quake, a tsunami watch was put out for Haiti, Cuba and the Bahamas, but this was later lifted. (Earthquake In Haiti Reference)
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