One month after the earthquake in Haiti…
The Haitian government estimates approximately 230,000 died in the quake It estimates a further 300,000 people have sustained injuries An unknown number of others have died from untreated sepsis, illness, and injury One million remain homeless Fifty thousand families have received tent-type emergency shelters Tents donated by the Cirque du Soleil might soon house the ...
The Haitian government estimates approximately 230,000 died in the quake
It estimates a further 300,000 people have sustained injuries
An unknown number of others have died from untreated sepsis, illness, and injury
One million remain homeless
Fifty thousand families have received tent-type emergency shelters
Tents donated by the Cirque du Soleil might soon house the Haitian government
More than 500,000 children are orphans
More than 20,000 children under the age of five are severely malnourished
The Miami-Dade School District has enrolled 1,000 Haitian children
Most of Port-au-Prince’s schools are planning to reopen
Doctors have treated more than 100,000 people, performing 2,000 to 4,000 amputations
More than 7,000 babies have been born
Eighty percent of Port-au-Prince remains without power
One thousand planes are waiting for permission to land at Port-au-Prince’s airport
Haiti’s airport, under the direction of the U.S. Air Force, is landing 100 airplanes a day; prior to the earthquake, it handled three to five
Cruise ships continue to dock in gated zones in northern Haiti
The drive from the Dominican Republic, which formerly took six hours, now takes 18
Economists estimate the earthquake impacted half of Haiti’s GDP
International donors have committed at least $3 billion to the rebuilding effort
The United Nations Development Program has started an initiative to pay Haitians $3 a day to clear rubble and help rebuild, to infuse cash into the economy
Nearly half of American families have donated to Haitian disaster relief organizations
The United States has caught the first ship of 78 Haitians attempting to immigrate into the United States illegally — it sent them back
The United States might cut non-Haiti disaster programs by 40 percent, possibly leading to smaller programs for Congo and Sudan.
The rainy season has just started, soaking Port-au-Prince, collapsing many temporary homes, and increasing risks from water and sewage-borne illnesses
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