2010 Haiti Earthquake

A 7.0 magnitude earthquake occurred 10 miles southwest of Port-au-Prince on Jan. 12, causing widespread devastation in Haiti's capital and throughout the country.

Haiti to use quake rubble in rebuilding
April 4, 2010
The rubble from Haiti’s shattered capital is rising in heaps at the port, dumped for sorting and recycling by a fleet of heavy, exhaust-belching trucks.
Mapping the quake

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Video: Haiti detainee shares story after release

A Topeka resident who was held in Haiti on charges of kidnapping recounted his experiences Tuesday. A number of U.S. citizens spent about three weeks in a Haitian jail. Watch »

Video: Local school lending hand to Haiti

Wakarusa Valley Elementary School spent the past two weeks raising money to donate to Haiti. The students were able to raise more than $1,300 for the country. Watch »

Video: Missionaries return from Haiti

Eight of the ten U.S. missionaries being held in Haiti returned to the United States Thursday. Those returning did not directly address the media or answer any questions. They were arrested in late January. Watch »

Video: Earthquake survivor retells story

A Lawrence resident was one of the survivors of the Haiti earthquake. Though she made through the experience alive, she says it has not been without some lasting effects. Watch »

Did you donate to the Hope for Haiti benefit on Friday night?

Poll results

Response Percent
No, but I still plan to
Total 1132
Have you already or will you donate to a Haitian earthquake relief effort?

Poll results

Response Percent
Total 723
On second anniversary of earthquake, few major Haiti reconstruction projects have begun
January 11, 2012
Ambitious plans call for $500 million to build 50 new grade schools, $200 million to give Port-au-Prince its first wastewater treatment plant, and $224 million to create an industrial park for 65,000 garment industry workers — all aimed at laying the groundwork for a new Haiti. But as the hemisphere’s poorest country marks the second anniversary of the earthquake that killed some 300,000 people, only about half of the $4.6 billion in promised aid has been spent. Half a million people are still living in crowded camps. And only four of the 10 largest projects funded by international donors have broken ground.
Members of Lawrence’s First Baptist Church go to Haiti to help build foundation for school
June 22, 2011
A dozen members of First Baptist Church spent last week in Haiti, a trip that could prove life-changing both for them and for the people they helped.
Lawrence nurse returns to Haiti along with One Heart Ministries International team to provide medical care to those in need
February 2, 2011
A strange mix of desolation and hope is how Lawrence nurse Karin Feltman described her recent visit to Haiti.
Heard on the Hill: Revisiting the country one year after Haiti’s earthquake; an open meetings chess match at the KU Hospital Authority board; KU chancellor to deliver ‘State of the University’ soon
January 12, 2011
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Looking back at 2010: A quake, a meltdown, a dramatic rescue
December 23, 2010
The disruptions of earthly existence came from some unlikely places in 2010: ash from an Icelandic volcano; the contents of an airline passenger’s underwear; a website called WikiLeaks spilling the secret cables of international diplomacy onto front pages across the world.
Oil spill saga voted top story of 2010 in Associated Press poll
Health care reform, tea party also make list
December 22, 2010
The massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill, triggered by a deadly blast at a rig used by BP, was the top news story of 2010, followed by the divisive health care overhaul, according to The Associated Press’ annual poll of U.S. editors and news directors.
Hurricane adds to Haiti’s woes; 4 dead in floods
November 6, 2010
Hurricane Tomas flooded camps of earthquake refugees, turning some into squalid islands Friday as it battered Haiti’s rural western tip
Cholera could heighten misery in Haiti
October 25, 2010
A cholera outbreak that already has left 250 people dead and more than 3,000 sickened is at the doorstep of an enormous potential breeding ground: the squalid camps in Port-au-Prince where 1.3 million earthquake survivors live.
Just 2% of debris in Haiti cleared
September 12, 2010
From the dusty rock mounds lining the streets to a National Palace that looks like it’s vomiting concrete from its core, rubble is one of the most visible reminders of Haiti’s devastating earthquake.
Helping Haiti
Local businesses play big role in recovery
May 23, 2010
Katy Brown is a pharmacist at Hy-Vee in Lawrence, but her know-how is now helping earthquake victims in Haiti.
Earthquake victims relocated as rains loom
April 11, 2010
The first of 50,000 earthquake victims that officials fear are most threatened by Haiti’s looming rainy season were relocated Saturday as nonprofit groups scrambled to receive them.
Red tape idles aid trucks at Haiti’s border
April 3, 2010
After six days of waiting at Haiti’s border, Mario Polanco was losing patience with the red tape holding up his truck full of earthquake relief supplies.
Shelter plan emerging ahead of donor meeting
March 28, 2010
Aid officials say they have finally figured out where to put hundreds of thousands of Haitians who lost their homes in a cataclysmic earthquake: right back where they came from.
Haiti’s amputees facing uncertain path to recovery
March 27, 2010
Three-year-old Stefi Pierre giggles with delight as she uses her new artificial leg to launch a soccer ball across the room — a joyful moment with foreign aid workers that masks the uncertain future for her and thousands of other amputees in Haiti.