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Haiti Earthquake: Crisis and Response
Maureen Taft-Morales (au); Rhoda Morgesson (au)
The largest earthquake ever recorded in Haiti devastated parts of the country, including the capital, on Jan. 12, 2010. The quake, centered about 15 miles southwest of Port-au-Prince, had a magnitude of 7.0. A series of strong aftershocks followed. Witnesses describe the damage as severe and catastrophic. The focus of this report is on the immediate crisis in Haiti as a result of the earthquake and the U.S. and international response as of Jan. 15, 2010. Contents: (I) Current Conditions; (II) Haitian Government Response; (III) Humanitarian Relief Operation: Status of the Relief Operation; (IV) U.S. Response: U.S. Humanitarian Assistance; USAID; Dept. of Defense (DOD); Overall U.S. FY2010 Assistance; (V) International Response: Sources of International Humanitarian Assistance; U.N. Consolidated Appeals Process; (VI) Response of International Financial Institutions; Multilateral Lending; Debt Relief; (VII) Regional Response ; (VIII) Implications for Haiti; (IX) Congressional Concerns: Funding; Immigration; Constituent Concerns and Private Charities; (IX) Legislation in the 111th Congress: Regarding U.S. Citizens in Haiti; Haitian Citizens in the U.S. Table and figures.
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