Haiti's earthquake of 2010, large-scale earthquake that occurred January 12, 2010, on the West Indian island of Hispaniola, comprising the countries of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Most severely affected was Haiti, occupying the western third of the island. An exact death toll proved elusive in the ensuing chaos. Geologists initially blamed the earthquake on the movement of the Caribbean tectonic plate eastward along the Enriquillo–Plantain Garden (EPG) strike-slip fault system.
The Toll: 220,000-316,000: estimates of the death toll vary 300,000: number of injured 1.5 million: people initially displaced 55,107: displaced people remain as of September 2016 3,978: number of schools damaged or destroyed by the earthquake. Response in Dollars: $13.34 billion: aid allocated by international agencies for 2010-2020, according to the United Nations Office of the Special Envoy for Haiti Effect on Foreigners: 96: Death Toll of UN peacekeepers 122: Americans confirmed dead
Almost 60,000 people are still homeless and living in camps, and the common struggle to rebuild has done nothing to close Haiti's deep political divisions. "Six years on and we still don't know the exact number of our dead, nor all their names," feminist collectives Kay Fanm and Solidarite Fanm Ayisyen (Haitian Women's Solidarity) said. "Six years in which families have struggled to grieve because they still don't know the fate of those who have not been seen since that tragic day."
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