Technical Report: Haiti earthquake

Eberle, Caitlyn (2022). Technical Report: Haiti earthquake. Interconnected Disaster Risks 2021/2022. United Nations University - Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS).

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    Author Eberle, Caitlyn
    Title Technical Report: Haiti earthquake
    Series Title Interconnected Disaster Risks 2021/2022
    Publication Date 2022-08-31
    Place of Publication Bonn
    Publisher United Nations University - Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)
    Pages 25
    Language eng
    Abstract On 14 August 2021, Haiti was hit by a magnitude 7.2 earthquake with an epicentre in the Canal du Sud (120 km west of the capital, Port-au-Prince). The earthquake killed over 2,200 people and injured more than 12,000. The vulnerability of the Haitian people to such a disaster can be traced back through centuries of colonial exploitation, resource extraction and political instability; displaying very clearly that disasters are byproducts of the societal construction of risk. This technical background report for the 2021/2022 edition of the Interconnected Disaster Risks report analyses the root causes, drivers, impacts and potential solutions for the Haiti earthquake through a forensic analysis of academic literature, media articles and expert interviews.
    Copyright Holder United Nations University - Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)
    Copyright Year 2022
    Copyright type Creative commons
    DOI 10.53324/CZXC9603
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