In this book, TIME magazine assembles words and pictures to provide a harrowing and sometimes heart breaking account of the earthquake, the devastation it left behind and the struggle that followed to save lives and put a shattered world ...
Author: Time Magazine Editors
Tragedy often has a way of visiting those who can bear it least. And on January 12, 2010 this is exactly what happened to Haiti, the poorest nation in the Western hemisphere. At 4:53 PM on that day, an earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale hit a point just southwest of the capital city of Port-au-Prince. In a just a few terrifying minutes, a vibrant city was devastated, and tens of thousands died. Immediately the scale of the tragedy was apparent - a nation that was already so often on its knees had been knocked to the ground. In this book, TIME magazine assembles words and pictures to provide a harrowing and sometimes heart breaking account of the earthquake, the devastation it left behind and the struggle that followed to save lives and put a shattered world back together. Combining stories of tragedy and chaos, desperation and miraculous rescue, it offers a powerful vision of one terrible day and the difficult days that followed, as the world responded with an outpouring of aid that overwhelmed Haiti's blocked roads, damaged runways and barely functioning national government. Dozens of vivid photographs document the pain and grief of the victims and the heroism of the rescuers. Because those needs are so great, TIME will donate a share of all proceeds from this book to Haitian relief efforts.
'Haiti Rising' brings together more than 20 of the most prominent authorities on Haiti to provide both a historical and cultural introduction to Haiti and a chance for earthquake survivors to testify to their experiences.
Author: Martin Munro
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
The earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010 thrust the nation into the public consciousness as never before. That terrible event piqued interest in a remarkable country with a rich history as both the first black republic in the world and the first country to break free of European imperialism in Latin America. Haiti Rising brings together more than 20 of the most prominent authorities on Haiti in to provide both a historical and cultural introduction to Haiti and a chance for earthquake survivors to testify to their experiences. Ranging widely across politics, society, history, art and culture, contributors such as Maryse Condé, Yanick Lahens, Evelyne Trouillot, J. Michael Dash and Laurent Dubois illuminate this most extraordinary of countries and the tragedy that befell it in 2010. Haiti Rising will stand as a written document of this cataclysmic event in Haitian history and as a monument to the experiences of those who were in Haiti at the time of the earthquake. It is vital reading for anyone who wants to find out more about Haiti, and the prospects for its future. All royalties from the book will be donated to the Haitian Art Relief Fund.
PREFACE During the 1980s, I spent most of my time traveling around Haiti.
Although I lived in Petion-Ville, I found myself, most of the time, at the coast lines
of the island. I visited every inch, from Port-Salut to Labadie, as well as the
Author: Johnny Sandaire
General photographic documentation of the island of Haiti, its culture, people, and lifestyle.
Marking five years since the devasting Haitian earthquake, this important book explores the impact of the catastrophe on the literature of Haiti.
Author: Martin Munro
Publisher: Oxford University Press
What are the effects of a catastrophic earthquake on a society, its culture and politics? Which of these effects are temporary, and which endure? Are the various effects immediately discernible, or do they manifest themselves over time? What roles do artists, and writers in particular have in witnessing, bearing testimony to, and gauging the effects of natural disasters? What is the worth of literature in a time of disaster? These are the fundamental questions addressed in this book, which examines the case of the Haitian earthquake of 12 January 2010, a uniquely destructive event in the recent history of cataclysmic disasters, in Haiti and the broader world. The book argues that Haitian literature since 2010 has played a primary role in recording, bearing testimony to, and engaging with the social and psychological effects of the disaster. It further shows that daring literary invention - what Edwidge Danticat calls "dangerous creation" - constitutes one of the most striking and important means of communicating the effects of such a disaster, and that close engagement with the creative imagination is one of the most privileged ways for the outsider in particular to begin to comprehend the experience of living in and through a time of catastrophe.
The 2010 Haiti Earthquake was a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 Mw earthquake, with an epicenter near the town of Léogâne (Ouest), approximately 25 kilometres (16 mi) west of Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital.
Author: Hakimi Bin Abdul Jabar
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
The 2010 Haiti Earthquake was a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 Mw earthquake, with an epicenter near the town of Léogâne (Ouest), approximately 25 kilometres (16 mi) west of Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital. The earthquake occurred at 16:53 local time (21:53 UTC) on Tuesday, 12 January 2010. By 24 January, at least 52 aftershocks measuring 4.5 or greater had been recorded. An estimated three million people were affected by the quake. Death toll estimates range from 100,000 to about 160,000 to Haitian government figures from 220,000 to 316,000 that have been widely characterized as deliberately inflated by the Haitian government. The government of Haiti estimated that 250,000 residences and 30,000 commercial buildings had collapsed or were severely damaged. There has been a history of national debt, prejudicial trade policies by other countries, and foreign intervention into national affairs that contributed to the pre-existing poverty and poor housing conditions that exacerbated the death toll. Long Term Effect of Humanitarian Response As of 2015, 5 years after the earthquake, over 500,000 victims were still living in temporary shelters without electricity, plumbing or sewage. Lack of proper sanitation is thought to be the foundation upon which the ongoing cholera outbreak is based. Much of the US aid funding was hindered by US statutory restrictions limiting spending to US products, materials and employees, which had to be transported to Haiti. This not only raised the costs involved, compared to local, but also prevented the aid from stimulating the Haitian economy.
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Was US-Fueled.” Taipei Times ... “Responding to Cholera in Post-Earthquake
Author: Paul Farmer
Publisher: Hachette UK
“Paul Farmer, doctor and aid worker, offers an inspiring insider's view of the relief effort.”—Financial Times “The book's greatest strength lies in its depiction of the post-quake chaos… In the book's more analytical sections the author's diagnosis of the difficulties of reconstruction is sharp.” —Economist “A gripping, profoundly moving book, an urgent dispatch from the front by one of our finest warriors for social justice.” —Adam Hochschild “His honest assessment of what the people trying to help Haiti did well—and where they failed—is important for anyone who cares about the country or international aid in general.” —Miami Herald
As Haitians prepare for the first anniversary of the earthquake, close to one
million people are reportedly still displaced. ... been limited, UN humanitarian
leadership has at times been weak, and there have been gaps in information
Author: Martin Hartberg
The humanitarian response undertaken in Haiti after the earthquake that struck on 12 January 2010 has been one of the most complex ever. However, as the first anniversary of the quake approaches, the Haitian state, together with the international community, is making little progress in reconstruction. The Haitian authorities need to show greater strategic leadership and take decisions that reflect the priority needs of the Haitian population. They need to initiate public infrastructure projects that put people to work and build skills; support people to return home or allocate land for new houses; and invest in agriculture. The international community should do much more to support these efforts by increasing the capacity and accountability of Haitian institutions.
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Publisher: Government Printing Office
The Congressional Record contains the proceedings and debates of each Congressional session in the House of Representatives and the Senate. Arranged in calendar order, each volume includes the exact text of everything that was said and includes members' remarks.
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"The earthquake which hit Haiti on 12 January 2010 claimed a heavy toll in human lives and caused massive destruction in and around the capital. In this report the European Court of Auditors examines whether the EU support for rehabilitation of the country was well designed and implemented and whether the Commission properly linked the provision of relief with rehabilitation efforts and development aid. The Court concludes that the support for rehabilitation was overall well designed, addressing the major needs of the country. However, the programmes were not implemented sufficiently effectively and relief, rehabilitation and development were not sufficiently linked. This was partly due to the difficult context and the weaknesses of national authorities, but also due to shortcomings in the management of some factors under the Commission's control."-- Page  of cover.
When the plates shift along those faults, earthquakes occur. The edges of the
plates are not smooth, so they catch on one another and get stuck, but the plates
continue to move. Over time, that movement stores up energy so that when the ...
Author: Anne Lies
Recounts the earthquake in Haiti on January 12, 2010 and covers fund-raising efforts to help Haiti, the kind of relief work done on the island, and the lives of Haitians living in refugee camps.
Revealing what lies behind the familiar moniker of "the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere," this indispensable book illuminates the foundations on which a new Haiti might yet emerge.
Author: Laurent Dubois
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
A passionate and insightful account by a leading historian of Haiti that traces the sources of the country's devastating present back to its turbulent and traumatic history Even before the 2010 earthquake destroyed much of the country, Haiti was known as a benighted place of poverty and corruption. Maligned and misunderstood, the nation has long been blamed by many for its own wretchedness. But as acclaimed historian Laurent Dubois makes clear, Haiti's troubled present can only be understood by examining its complex past. The country's difficulties are inextricably rooted in its founding revolution—the only successful slave revolt in the history of the world; the hostility that this rebellion generated among the colonial powers surrounding the island nation; and the intense struggle within Haiti itself to define its newfound freedom and realize its promise. Dubois vividly depicts the isolation and impoverishment that followed the 1804 uprising. He details how the crushing indemnity imposed by the former French rulers initiated a devastating cycle of debt, while frequent interventions by the United States—including a twenty-year military occupation—further undermined Haiti's independence. At the same time, Dubois shows, the internal debates about what Haiti should do with its hard-won liberty alienated the nation's leaders from the broader population, setting the stage for enduring political conflict. Yet as Dubois demonstrates, the Haitian people have never given up on their struggle for true democracy, creating a powerful culture insistent on autonomy and equality for all. Revealing what lies behind the familiar moniker of "the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere," this indispensable book illuminates the foundations on which a new Haiti might yet emerge.
2010. Haiti. earthquake. R. O. de León Sciences Academy of the Dominican
Republic, Dominican Republic Abstract On ... 1 Introduction On Tuesday, January
12th, 2010 at 4:53 P.M., Haitian time (21:53 UTC), an earthquake of magnitude
Author: S. Syngellakis
Publisher: WIT Press
Comprises a selection of articles on interactions between earthquakes and the soil in which they propagate. The book is concerned with soil composition and geomechanical features, which affect earthquake propagation and intensity; it also addresses detrimental effects of seismic shaking on soil properties and stability. Modelling is applied to investigate the effects of cracks and various types of soil damping on seismic waves. Elastic, poroelastic, elasto-plastic, constitutive models are adopted in conjunction with rigorous mathematical techniques or approximate methods such as boundary elements or finite differences. A substantial part of this volume is dedicated to soil liquefaction, an important consequent of seismic shaking that results in substantial loss of soil strength and stiffness. Criteria are proposed for assessing the liquefaction potential of a site. Data collected from soil samples, either in the laboratory or in-situ, are analysed to provide values for the critical parameters on which liquefaction depends. The occurrence of landslides is addressed by assessing slope stability through a systematic geophysical and geotechnical characterisation of the soil mass followed by finite element modelling. The bearing capacity of the soil is directly obtained by laboratory testing of soil samples, as well as from reliable empirical relations generated by combining such test data with in-situ measurements of soil dynamic properties.
The maximum shaking in the 2010 Chile earthquake was around 35 times
greater than that of the Haiti earthquake a few weeks earlier. About 500 times
more energy was released in the Chile earthquake, it lasted longer and affected
an area ...
Author: Viv Pointon
Publisher: Hachette UK
Endorsed by WJEC and written by an experienced examiner, Viv Pointon, this WJEC AS Geography Student Unit Guide is the essential study companion for Unit G1: Changing Physical Environments.This full-colour book includes all you need to know to prepare for your unit exam: clear guidance on the content of the unit, with topic summaries, knowledge check questions and a quick-reference index exam advice throughout, so you will know what to expect in the exam and will be able to demonstrate the skills required exam-style questions, with graded student responses, so you can see clearly what is required to get a better grade