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Search and rescue operation at the MINUSTAH headquarter during CISAR's deployment in Haiti 2010

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1 Author(s)
Li Yigang ; Nat. Earthquake Response Support Service, Beijing, China

A strong earthquake of magnitude 7.1 shocked Haiti's capital city, Port-au-prince On January 12th, 2010, and More than 222,570 people were killed. From January 13th to January 31st, totally 67 SAR teams worked at the disaster area. The China international search and rescue team (CISAR) was also deployed this time. From January 14th to January 25th, totally 14 days hard work, CISAR rescue 15 bodies from the MINUSTAH headquarter, help to rescue 2 victims. A mobile hospital was established by the medical part of CISAR and more than 3000 people were treated. This paper gives a detail description of the process of CISAR's operation at the MINUSATH headquarter, including the transportation, plan making, rescue process and the analysis of the collapse pattern.

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Emergency Management and Management Sciences (ICEMMS), 2011 2nd IEEE International Conference on

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8-10 Aug. 2011