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HAITI EARTHQUAKE

On Jan. 12, 2010, a devastating magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti, killing more than 160,000 and displacing close to 1.5 million people. 

Within days of the disaster, we responded with medical emergency support, deploying emergency room physicians to Port-au-Prince, who worked continuously to clean wounds, set fractures, and conduct emergency procedures. We initially sent more than $160,000 in medicines and supplies to support the first wave of medical teams entering Haiti, and subsequently, we delivered more than $1 million in medicines and supplies to the Association of Haitian Physicians Abroad, whose members worked at the General Hospital in Port-Au-Prince.

IRT also delivered a high capacity, solar powered water purification system to provide clean water to 10,000 people daily, especially those living in tent cities. And in 2011, IRT sent a construction training team to train local construction workers in how to assemble prefabricated permanent shelters, which were delivered with IRT support. IRT also airlifted more than 100,000 meals of shelf-life stable food to assist in feeding displaced families, and sent $60,000 in cash to orphanages and isolated communities to purchase food in the aftermath of the disaster.

Haiti
stats:
Population below poverty line:
58.5%
Total Expenditure on health per capita:
$61.46
Under five mortality rate:
Physicians Density:
Life Expectancy:
School Life Expectancy:
Literacy Rate:
GDP per capita:
$1,800
Children Under the age of 5 years underweight:
11.6%
Unemployment rate:
40.6%
Population:
% without health insurance:
% of persons living in poverty:
% of high school graduates:
Median household income:

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