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The Haiti Earthquake: Impacts, Responses and Vulnerability

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Pumpkin Interactive

This DVD resource exemplifies the effects of a geo-hazard in a Less Economically Developed Country (LECD) - the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

The film first sets out Haiti's historical context to explain why the impacts were so devastating. Then, using footage filmed straight after the earthquake and in the three years following, the resource explores the primary and secondary impacts of the quake. The DVD then looks at a range of short and long term responses, including projects aimed at: reducing the outbreak of cholera, improving the housing situation, strengthening livelihoods and supporting good governance.

As well as the 45-minute film, the DVD has extensive teachers' notes and student activities.The resource links in with many English exam board specifications; for further details, visit the Pumpkin Interactive website.

Below is a clip from the film.


Environment and Sustainability, Social Justice

Age Ranges

KS3: ages 11-14, KS4: ages 14-16, KS5: ages 16+



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