Haiti Earthquake: One Year On – GeoEye High Resolution Imagery Featured in BBC Article

A 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti on 12 January 2010, killing more than 200,000 people and affecting almost four million.

Almost one year on, seen from above in this satellite image, Port-au-Prince, the capital, looks unaffected. But take a closer look and you will see clusters of blue and white spread across the city. These are the temporary camps where hundreds of thousands of Haitians have been forced to live after much of the city was destroyed.

The UN Development Programme says that a total of 188,383 buildings collapsed in the quake of which 105,000 were completely destroyed.

This image, taken in November 2010 was produced by imagery specialists GeoEye.

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