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Disaster in Haiti   Tags: haiti, history  

Last Updated: May 12, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Importance of Learning About Haiti

TransAfrica founder Randall Robinson, author of An Unbroken Agony: Haiti, from Revolution to the Kidnapping of a President: "We need to be told the whole story of these wonderful, resilient, courageous and industrious people." (Full transcript.)

How to Help

On January 12th, 2010, Haiti was devastated by a massive 7.0-magnitude earthquake, causing of one of the worst natural disasters in history. Up to 300,000 were killed and more than 1.5 million left homeless. Click HERE to see all of the latest coverage below, from the immediate aftermath of the disaster to recovery and reconstruction efforts and the long-term effects of the disaster.


NOTE: Thank you to UMass Amherst Libraries for the content in this guide (2010).

Background Information

For putting events into context and for researching background, we recommend the following sources.


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