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Haiti Earthquake Fast Facts

By CNN Library
February 28, 2014 -- Updated 1928 GMT (0328 HKT)

(CNN) -- Here's what you need to know about the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, which struck January 12, 2010. The earthquake measured 7.0 magnitude on the Richter scale and more than 230,000 people were killed.

The Toll:
230,000--316,000: estimates of the death toll vary.

300,000: number of injured

1.5 million: people initially displaced

About 279,000: displaced people remain in 352 sites as of June 2013, according to a U.N. report

4,992: number of schools in Haiti affected by earthquake. Equals 23% of schools.

More than 1,000: Haitian orphans adopted in the United States with assistance from the Help Haiti Act (as of December 2010 ).


8,173: deaths due to cholera (as of June 29, 2013)

664,282: Cholera cases (in first six months of 2013)

Response in Dollars:
$450 million: aid given to Haiti by USAID/OFDA

$44 million: total USAID support for prevention and response to cholera

$381.8 million: Received by trustees from a total of $396.1 million in pledges to the international Haiti Reconstruction Fund as of September 30, 2013.

Effect on Foreigners:
96: Death Toll of U.N. peacekeepers

122: Americans confirmed dead