Early Post-Disaster Shelter Recovery after the 12 January 2010 Haiti Earthquake Book Chapter

Ganapati, NE, Rahill, GJ. (2016). Early Post-Disaster Shelter Recovery after the 12 January 2010 Haiti Earthquake . 161-174. 10.4324/9781315404264-26

cited authors

  • Ganapati, NE; Rahill, GJ

abstract

  • In January 2010, the Haiti earthquake, measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale, claimed 222, 570 lives and affected over a third (EM-DAT 2015) of Haiti‚Äôs 10.4 million people (The World Bank 2015). Economic damages were estimated at about $7.8 billion (The World Bank 2011a). The ensuing cholera epidemic claimed 8346 additional lives (World Health Organization [WHO] 2015), introducing new challenges for those who strove to recover from the earthquake.

publication date

  • January 1, 2016

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

International Standard Book Number (ISBN) 13

start page

  • 161

end page

  • 174