Essays about: "Haiti Earthquake"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 14 essays containing the words Haiti Earthquake.

  1. 1. Where’s Waddan? Missing Maps and cross-cultural voluntary engagement in ICT4D initiatives

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Kultur och samhälle

    Author : Joanna Keenan; [2019]
    Keywords : Communications; Development; ICT4D; Volunteering; Slacktivism; crowdsourcing; data; humanitarian; mapping;

    Abstract : In the wake of the Haiti earthquake response in 2010, crowdsourced humanitarian mapping has taken off, and today is considered an essential tool by many humanitarian agencies providing assistance in disaster-affected and under-resourced countries and contexts. But what happens when there is no information on a map to help agencies decide how to respond? If they cannot find roads to take to get there? If they do not know how many houses are in a village? What if the map is – missing? In response to this all-too-common problem, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), American Red Cross, British Red Cross and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) created and launched Missing Maps in 2014. READ MORE

  2. 2. Missing out on childhood - the impact of natural disasters on Haitian children's rights

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Kultur och samhälle

    Author : Andra-Iustina Covaciu; [2018]
    Keywords : children s rights; natural disasters; vulnerability; state capacity; prevention; international national legislation; causes and measures; institutional duties;

    Abstract : Children’s rights are human rights, regardless their vulnerability and dependence on adults. However, the situation of children’s rights in Haiti has always been delicate and it became even more fragile in the aftermath of the 2010 Earthquake and the 2016 Hurricane Matthew. READ MORE

  3. 3. Benefits and challenges of implementing emerging technologies in a humanitarian supply chain

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Teknisk logistik

    Author : Kajsa Salomonsson; [2018]
    Keywords : Humanitarian logistics; humanitarian supply chain; emerging technologies; challenges; benefits; three-dimensional printing; unmanned aerial vehicles; internet of things; virtual reality; Technology and Engineering;

    Abstract : Technology utilisation and implementation of new technologies are critical success factors for humanitarian supply chains and the possibility to improve humanitarian operations by the use of technology has been gaining increasing attention, especially since the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Despite this increase, the theory on emerging technologies within the humanitarian supply chain is still very limited, in particular there is a lack of studies providing a holistic perspective of technology development within the sector. READ MORE

  4. 4. Post-Disaster Gender Based Violence : An Abductive Case Study of Hurricane Katrina and the Haiti Earthquake

    University essay from Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för samhällsstudier (SS)

    Author : Villemo Tomasdotter; [2018]
    Keywords : Gender based violence; Natural Disaster; Hurricane Katrina; Haiti Earthquake; Eco-Feminism; Hyper-masculinity Theory; Situational Theory;

    Abstract : Previous research has shown a post-disaster increase of Gender Based Violence [GBV], suggesting a need for further investigation of the phenomena and its causes. This research draws together a wide-ranging collection of secondary data sets concerning disasters and gender based violence. READ MORE

  5. 5. Dimensions of power and gender based violence in post-disaster societies : A case study on Haiti after the 2010 earthquake

    University essay from Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för samhällsstudier (SS)

    Author : Elin Holmström; [2018]
    Keywords : Disaster response; gender inequality; sexual gender based violence; power; radical feminism;

    Abstract : Haiti experienced the greatest urban disaster of international history in 2010 when the county was hit by an earthquake which triggered one of the largest responses of humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts ever identified. The Haitian population was harshly affected by the earthquake, killing approximately 200 000 people, injuring 300 000 and displacing over 2,3 million. READ MORE