Haiti Earthquake Assembly

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.


Terms of use

Copyright © Oxfam GB
You can use the resources provided for educational purposes. Please ensure that the way you use the material is consistent with all contextual information provided and credit any images used with the named author and Oxfam. All information associated with these images relates to the time and date that project work took place.