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How To Survive An Earthquake

An earthquake is a destructive disaster that can wreak havoc in a community.

An earthquake is a destructive disaster that can wreak havoc in a community. Many people have died in earthquakes, which can also trigger a tsunami. It is scary and almost every person is afraid of it. Though it is unlikely to prevent an earthquake from happening, there are ways to protect yourself during tremors. Here are some tips on surviving an earthquake.

First and foremost, you have to look for a place to hide. Find a sturdy furniture and duck under it. Cover your head and hold on to something steady until the tremors stopped. One thing to remember is never stay in areas where objects can fall to you.

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Haiti to reinforce public structures, making them earthquake resistant

The United Nations plans to reduce vulnerability of some buildings in Haiti against future earthquake threats. This will include Haitian schools, hospitals, and some selected buildings.

"Evite miyò pase mande padon."

This plan recently approved by the Interim Haiti Reconstruction Commission, came out as a result of a discussion between Haiti minister of Interior, Paul Antoine Bien-Aime, UNDP Senior Country Director Jessica Faieta, and UNDP seismologist Eric Calais.

C'est le grand Plan.....
Sa Pa Kaka Cok.........

According to authorityies, the goal is to reduce impacts in earthquake-prone areas. They improve to improve resiliency of the buildings in the poor areas in Haiti.

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Where were you on January 12, 2010 at 04:53:10 - Look at the pictures

Although it is not fun to watch, these pictures will remind you for a moment what the Haitians living in Port-au-prince had to go through on January 12, 2010 at 04:53:10. The 2010 Haiti earthquake was a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 earthquake, with the epicenter near the city of Leogane which is located approximately at 25 km west of Port-au-Prince.

Take a look at these pictures. Click on picture to see more photos:

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Sean Penn Out of Dubai Film Festival to go to Haiti

It was reported that the Actor turned humanitarian Sean Penn excused himself from the Dubai Film Festival this week as he was scheduled to receive a lifetime achievement award to fly to Haiti because as he stated "the situation in the crisis-hit country has worsened".

Sean Penn's JP, Haitian Relief Organization, manages a large tent city on what used to be the Petion Ville Country Club. The Actor turned humanitarian.

Penn arrived in Haiti immediately following the 2010 earthquake of January 21 that killed close to 300,000 people. Founded with philanthropist Diana Jenkins, Sean Penn's JP, Haitian Relief Organization started to work drainage around Port-au-Prince. Shortly after that, Sean Penn's organization has become responsible for a tend city on the grounds of a former golf club in Petion Ville.

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Are Religious leaders taking advantage of Haiti earthquake?

It is sad to say, however it is true, Religious leaders are taking advantage of Haitian. Following Haiti earthquake, some religious leaders have sought to take advantage of the quake to preach a theology of doom, turning the radio airwaves into pulpits to espouse fear and recruit believers. The quake, they preach, is punishment for Haitians' sin and belief in Vodou.

The tensions have only mounted as Evangelical and other religious groups from the United States fly en masse to a ravaged Haiti to feed and preach the Gospel.

In the three months after the earthquake, the relationship among faiths has evolved from one of rare unity to a fight for the Haitian soul. All hope to increase followers even as they assign blame for the quake.

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Homage for three leaders who were victims of the Haiti earthquake

This music video "Rel Nou Ap Toujou Fe Eko" is a homage for the three leaders in the Haitian women's movement who were victims of the Haiti earthquake.

Interpreted by Jan Jan Roosevelt, featuring Netty Dugravil, Renette Desir and Robinson Auguste, "Rel Nou Ap Toujou Fe Eko" was written by Marie-Laurence Jocelyn Lassegue, and produced and directed by Regi Chevalier.

Myriam Merlet, Magalie Marcelin and Anne Marie Coriolan, founders of three of Haiti's most important advocacy organizations working on behalf of women and girls, were confirmed dead, following the devastating earthquake in Haiti on January 12, 2010.

Along with many others, these three women gave women voices, fought against violence and made rape in Haiti a crime. One returned to her Haitian roots, to give voice to women, honor their stories and shape their futures. Another urged women to pack a courtroom in Haiti, where she succeeded in getting a guilty verdict against a man who battered his wife. A third joined the others and helped change the law to make rape, long a political weapon in Haiti, a punishable crime.

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A More Devastating Earthquake is Likely in Haiti soon

According to U.S. scientist Jian Lin, the January earthquake in Haiti increased stresses on nearby faults. As a result, it increases the likelihood of another major earthquake in Haiti.

Jian Lin, a senior scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts, was studying a fault system on the island of Hispaniola (home to both Haiti and the Dominican Republic. She presented his team's findings on May 3 at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly in Vienna, Austria.

Scientist Lin and his colleagues, who had been measuring the stresses on fault systems in the area, were well aware of the potential for a major earthquake in Haiti.

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Haiti Jewish community, Is it for real?

One place that has been trying to keep the spirit of a Jewish community in Haiti was Gilbert Bigio's mansion. This Jewish community center is located in Port-au-Prince and it was where Haiti's only Torah scroll was kept, an Israeli flag fluttered from the rooftop and each Passover the country's 50 or so Jews would gather for a Seder, singing or practice their Jewish religion in Haiti.

Like many buildings around port au Prince, the center was destroyed in the Jan. 12 earthquake that leveled much of this city. There are no evidence that any of the members of the Jewish community living in Haiti were known to have been killed in the Haiti earthquake. According to report, since Haiti earthquake, there are only about 15 or so Jews left in Haiti, out of a total population of 9 million. And they spend most of their time in Miami or the neighboring Dominican Republic because conditions at home are so difficult.

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The relocation process in Haiti in Video?

As many people are presently preoccupied with the Haitian Election scheduled for the end of this year, those in immediate needs for housing have only one concern for the time been: How they will survive the rainy season.

The UN Mission in Haiti continues relocating thousands of internally displaced people in areas at risk of flooding, mudslides and other hazards.

Since the Haiti earthquake, The UN has helped to relocate more than 7,400 Haitians to more secure areas. Movement to new sites continues to be the only option for displaced Haitians who are in areas at risk of flooding, mudslides and other hazards.

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Chris Brown in support of Haiti Earthquake Victims

Chris Brown To Host Benefit For Haiti Earthquake Victims. Brown stated: "I wanted to find a way to contribute personally to the ongoing Haitian relief effort and also support an organization that helps people in need in my home state,"

According to Chris Brown, proceeds from the event will benefit the Greater Richmond Chapter of the American Red Cross for its Haiti relief efforts, as well as the American Red Cross and the Central Virginia Foodbank.

Some think that Chris Brown is literally doing anything so people don't hate him anymore. He's reportedly hosting a charity concert to benefit the victims of the earthquake in Haiti.

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