Earthquake Damage


Earthquake Damage

Due to the deterioration of the security situation and political turmoil in Haiti since the beginning of 2004, Mr. Jean-Bertrand Aristide, President of Haiti, departed from the country on 29 February in the same year. The United Nations established the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti ( MINUSTAH ) for the maintenance of security, political process assistance, and coordination of human rights and humanitarian assistance in Haiti on 1 June 2004.

At 4:53 pm on 12 January 2010 local time, an earthquake of magnitude 7.0 occurred in a suburb area, approximately 15 km from Port-au-Prince, the capital city of Haiti. After the earthquake, minor-quakes continued intermittently. The earthquake destroyed infrastructure in the area, and created a lack of water and food. Supply of basic necessities became urgent issues for the local people. Some pillaging sporadically occurred after the earthquake hit the area. Although a state of emergency was declared by the government, safety was maintained by the efforts of international community to keep peacekeeping operations, including the MINUSTAH . Therefore, organized crime and massive turmoil was prevented.


PKO Feb. 2010 International Peace Cooperation Assignment in Haiti
Material assistance Dec. 2012 Contribution in kind to MINUSTAH