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Haiti earthquake by the numbers

Haiti earthquake by the numbers

A look at the aftermath of the magnitude-7.0 earthquake that hit Haiti on Jan. 12:
Bodies recovered: 150,000 (includes 54 Americans, 44 Europeans)
Estimated dead: 200,000
Rescued from collapsed buildings: 134
Injured: 194,000.
Homeless: 1 million.
Living in makeshift camps: 700,000-800,000
Tents needed for homeless: 200,000 family-size.
People who have fled Port-au-Prince for the countryside: 236,000.
Schools destroyed or badly damaged: 90 percent in the capital.
People who need food aid: 2 million
People receiving food aid: 400,000
Aftershocks: 56 of magnitude-4.5 or greater.
Backlog of planes waiting to land at airport: 800-1,000.
Flights landing per day: About 140.
U.S. military: About 20,000 troops, 18 ships.
U.N. peacekeeping troops and police: 12,500
AID: More than $1 billion from governments, including $575 million from Europe and $316 million from U.S. government, in addition to $470 million in donations through private U.S. charities.
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Sources include the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, European Commission Monitoring and Information Center; U.S. Agency for International Development; International Organization for Migration; U.S. Department of Defense; The Chronicle of Philanthropy.


Updated : 2021-10-21 07:17 GMT+08:00