Background and information on the earthquake and response
On Tuesday 12 January 2010 a massive earthquake struck the Caribbean country of Haiti. Many of you will have seen and heard about it on television, the radio and in the papers.
Between 100,000 and 200,000 people are thought to have died and many more are presumed dead or missing.
This assembly will give you some background to what happened and why the impact of the earthquake was so severe.