Comprehensive Atlas Outlines Haiti Building Damage

    International organizations engaged in relief and reconstruction work in Haiti can now access a new comprehensive atlas that outlines the damage caused by the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that struck the country Jan. 12. The atlas, which was produced by comparing pre-disaster and post-earthquake satellite imagery of Haiti, shows that almost 60,000 buildings were either heavily damaged or completely destroyed during the earthquake.

    This atlas is a project of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research’s Operational Satellite Applications Program, the World Bank and the European Commission’s Joint Research Center in support of the post-disaster needs assessment process of the Haitian government. It is available online through the UN OSATWeb site.

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