Haiti Mission 2010
On 14 January 2010, Haiti was devastated by an earthquake of magnitude 7.3 lasting 36 seconds, leaving more than 200,000 dead and some 1.5 million people homeless and with sanitary needs ranging from rescue action and urgent medical attention and stabilisation, to short and mid-term social and sanitary measures.
SAMU immediately organised a Crisis Office, in collaboration with Seville City Council, in order to assist the victims.
The same day, a Quartering Committee made up of 4 members travelled by plane to Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) and, in accordance with the medical intelligence data, received the order to go to Jimani, a border town and natural route for the mass evacuation of the wounded.
Date of the mission
- Name of the mission: Haiti 2010.
- Collaborating organisations:
- City Council of Seville.
- BUSF (International fire and rescue service).
- AECID (Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation).
- Local authorities.
- Le Bon Samaritain Foundation.
- Private partnerships.
- Country: Haiti.
- Population attended: Jimani and Port-au-Prince.
- Number of contingents: 5.
- Quartering Committee: 14/1/2010 to 6/2/2010.
- First contingent: 20/1/2010 to 11/2/2010.
- Second contingent: 4/2/2010 to 26/2/2010.
- Third contingent: 14/2/2010 to 3/3/2010.
- Fourth contingent: 22/2/2010 to 14/3/2010.
- Fifth contingent: 12 /3/2010 to 16/4/2010.
- Number of participants: 45.
- Doctors: 11.
- Nurses: 28.
- Architects: 3.
- Psychologists: 1.
- Pharmacists: 1.
- Logistics workers: 1.
- Number of interventions: 9,973.