Earthquake in Haiti - January 2010
On 12 January 2010, a powerful 7.0 earthquake devastated Haiti-causing massive loss of life, catastrophic building damage, and human suffering. The Government of Haiti estimates 220,000 people lost their lives and over 300,000 people were injured.
LSS Data Area
Since the beggining of the emergency PAHO/WHO has mobilized experts in the LSS/SUMA that have established hubs to manage and account the humanitarian aids arriving to Haiti. Here you can find updated informacion by hubs or refer to the LSS/SUMA coordinator in Haiti or Dominican Republic.
Files 1:Health Operations Center of the Secretaria de Salud in Jimani, Dominican Republic
- Stock Balance of Pharmaceutical at 29 January of 2009
- Stock Balance of Medical Equipment at 29 January of 2009
Files 2:PaP Airport Point of Entry, Haiti
- Incoming Supplies from 16/01/2010 to 27/01/2010 - Consolidated
- Incoming Supplies from 16/01/2010 to 27/01/2010 - Details of Items by Category
- Incoming Supplies from 16/01/2010 to 22/01/2010 - Consolidated
LSS/SUMA in Haiti
LSS/SUMA initial actions.
Friday, 15 January 2010. PAHO/WHO has mobilized experts in the LSS/SUMA that have established hubs to manage and account the humanitarian aids arriving to Haiti. Actually they are located in the following sites:
- Higuero Airport in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: Pharmaceutical personnel from PAHO and volunteers from the Dominican Civil Defense are helping in the classification of the medicines in this point.
- Warehouse Kilometro 12 and 30 of May in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
- Health Operations Center of the Secretaria de Salud in Jimani, Dominican Republic.
Earthquake in Haiti
Haiti Rocked by a Powerful Earthquake
Friday, 15 January 2010. A 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on Tuesday afternoon, January 12, 2010, close to the nation's capital of Port-au-Prince, a city of two million people. This was the strongest earthquake ever recorded in Haiti along this fault line. Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere, ranking 154th on the United Nations Human Development Index.
Search and rescue efforts continue at a frantic pace and now, the arrival of an increasing number of specialized search and rescue teams in Port-au-Prince are bolstering efforts. Members of PAHO/WHO's Regional Disaster Response Team arrived in Haiti on Friday and the team will gradually be strengthened over the coming weeks with logisticians, health services specialists, epidemiologists and more. Source (PAHO Web Site)