Three years ago on Saturday the western hemisphere experienced the worst natural disaster in recent memory when a 7.0 magnitude earthquake shook the heart of Haiti. Over 200,000 people were killed. A massive humanitarian disaster -- and a massive international response ensued.
The world commemorates the second anniversary of the devastating January 2010 earthquake today. There are a number of retrospectives, reports, and renewed media focus on Haiti this week. I thought it would be useful to give these stories some context by offering some facts and figures about the recovery.