Haiti after the earthquake: Statistics Without Borders

  • Author: Jean Orelien, Robert Philippe, Antwone Wesner, James Ashley, Justin Fisher, Fritz Scheuren
  • Published: Apr 25, 2013 - From issue: Volume 10 Issue 2 (April 2013)
  • Doi: 10.1111/j.1740-9713.2013.00649.x

When a major disaster strikes, urgent needs may be food, water, shelter, medicines – and data. Unless you know the numbers of people involved and how their lives have been affected, giving efficient help is impossible. Statistics Without Borders tries to provide the data. The team that worked on a project in Haiti describe one effort.

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