Haiti earthquake 2010


In January 2010, a catastrophic earthquake struck Haiti, impacting millions of people and generating multiple aftershocks.

Two people standing in front of a collapsed building after the Haiti earthquake in 2010.
On Saturday, 14 August 2021, a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck the southern peninsula of Haiti at approximately 8:30 a.m. local time, resulting in over 2,000 deaths, thousands of injuries and significant damage from collapsed buildings and blocked roads.
United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters
Between 2012 and 2020, in response to the 2010 Earthquake and Hurricane Matthew, Haiti strengthened its national and local disaster risk management capacity and made investments to improve the resilience of its road network.
World Bank, the
What was learned in the 11 years since the earthquake? Are disaster resilient building methods now being put to use around Haiti?
Miyamoto International
A decade of training in earthquake-resistant practices has not only been learned by attendees but passed on to a new generation and best practices are taking root.
Miyamoto International
In the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake that devastated Port-au-Prince, international NGOs had to grapple with the urban reality of natural disasters.
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Haiti has been hit by drought, cholera, hurricanes, and earthquakes; a DRR and climate change adaption strategy must be implemented for the SDGs to be achieved.
Thomson Reuters Foundation, trust.org
Haiti continues to face difficulties following 2010 earthquake, with social and political crisis and frequent natural disasters inhibiting recovery.
Humanity & Inclusion
While national building codes were developed in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake, many continue to build in the same risky way with low quality, unreinforced concrete.
Miyamoto International
Seven years after the earthquake, communities in Haiti have yet to adopt strong provisions to deal with seismic vulnerability. While most citizens are well aware of seismic threats, they tend to resume to bad habits, using unreliable materials in their constructions.

This report is a synthesis of the experiences, observations, and recommendations of a large group of experienced post-disaster shelter and recovery experts gathered from interviews, surveys, and direct discussions, and information derived from a desk

World Bank, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies United Nations Human Settlements Programme - Headquarters Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the Habitat for Humanity International