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A Forgotten Disaster – Episode 5: Haiti Moves – Against All Odds

An unprecedented massive damage assessment has been completed in Haiti for the purpose of starting the reconstruction process. In the aftermath of the devastating 7.2 magnitude earthquake of August 2021, the Haitian Ministry of Public Works (MTPTC) initiated…

A Disaster Week in Haiti

1:40 PM, Tuesday, February 1, 2022 I am four-wheel driving on a muddy dirt road in the middle of a green tobacco field in the south of Haiti, near Les…

Unprecedented Massive Rapid Disaster Damage Assessment Completed in Haiti

Les Cayes, Haiti — An unprecedented massive damage assessment has been completed in Haiti for the purpose of starting the reconstruction process.…

Synspective works with the World Bank and NDRRMA to assess slope instability-related geohazards in Melamchi, Nepal

Figure: Online Workshop on Technical Studies    InSAR-based Approach Discovers Spatio-temporal Slope Susceptibility   Tokyo, Japan – Synspective Inc., under the supervision of the World Bank and National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management…

JICA and Synspective start demonstration for the development of a disaster prevention management system in Guatemala using SAR satellite data

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Synspective have started a satellite use service demonstration to monitor ground movements in Guatemala City, Guatemala, as part of an information gathering and pilot project.   ■Land displacement disasters…

FEMA Provides Funds for the 2020 Cameron Peak Wildfire Response

DENVER – FEMA has awarded $2.6 million to the State of Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control to cover assistance costs for 143 state and local cooperating agencies and the Colorado National Guard while fighting the Cameron Peak wildfire in Larimer…

Earthquake Journals: A Day in the Haiti Disaster Zone

By Dr. Kit Miyamoto I step into a dark, small bedroom. I hear my partner’s feet behind me. The room’s windows and doors are covered by thick drapes, hindering any light from entering the room. The bare concrete floor is wet, but the heat is edging towards…

Video: A Forgotten Disaster – Episode 3: Reconstruction Begins

We continue our inside look into the Haitian reconstruction efforts, joining a team of engineers and social workers from Miyamoto International and Haiti's MTPTC (Minister of Public Works, Transportations and Communications) while they go about the gargantuan…

Haiti Earthquake Recovery Begins

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — In the first week of October 2021, 179 highly trained Haitian engineers and social communicators were equipped and dispatched to Les Cayes, a major capital of the region that was severely affected by the recent earthquake,…

Video: A Forgotten Disaster: Haiti’s 2021 Earthquake | Week 2 – Jérémie

Miyamoto International continues its inside look into the Haitian reconstruction efforts, carrying on its path throughout southwest Haiti after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck on Aug. 14, 2021, leaving an estimated 650,000 people in need of aid.