MESSAGE: 7.0 HAITI EARTHQUAKE UPDATE #5 CARICOM Intervention in Haiti to focus on the Health Sector. (As at 9.00 PM, January 15, 2010)

THE EVENT:
Port-au Prince, the capital city of Haiti has been devastated by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake which struck the island on Tuesday, January 12, 2010. Damage has been of catastrophic proportions with almost 80 percent of the structures in the capital destroyed. There has been significant loss of life and it is estimated that approximately three (3) million people (or one third of the population) has been affected.

MESSAGE: 7.0 HAITI EARTHQUAKE UPDATE #2

THE EVENT:

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake located 18.451°N, 72.445°W struck the island of Haiti on Tuesday January 12th, 2010 at about 5:53 PM Atlantic Standard Time (AST). According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake struck 15 km (10 miles) South West of Port-au-Prince at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Aftershocks are still being felt.

Paramaribo, Suriname, December 13, 2014 (National Coordination Center For Disaster Relief) - The National Coordination Center for Disaster Management (Nationaal Coördinatie Centrum voor Rampenbeheersing, NCCR) of Suriname has successfully completed the first phase of a Land Search and Rescue (LSAR) Program, which forms part of a collaboration between the NCCR and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) with financial support from international partners (UKAid, CIDA and Australian Aid.). During this first phase, a training center was established at the Sgt. 1 Martowidjojo Kazerne (‘Concordia’) Training Base of the National Army, Suriname, including the renovation of Class rooms and Accommodation areas; construction of simulation areas such as a rappelling tower and a rubble pile where practical training for search and rescue under difficult terrains can be practiced; and the provision of necessary kit and equipment. The LSAR kit and equipment included personal protective equipment and tools that are necessary for conducting search and rescue operations both on land and for swift water rescue.

CDEMA Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency. Resilience Way, Lower Estate, St. Michael Tel: (246) 434-4880, Fax: (246) 271-3660
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