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By the Numbers

This interactive timeline follows the first month of the global response to Haiti’s January 2010 earthquake. Track the rise and fall of media coverage and changes in the actual and estimated death tolls, and the rise in pledged donations to meet UN funding appeals for the relief effort.

Filter the results by using the check boxes below. Click on the notes for more information on key moments.

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Want to know more about the data used to construct this timeline? Check out some of our sources, including the LexisNexis database, ReliefWeb’s Financial Tracking Service, and reporting by the Guardian News Blog and The Lede Blog of the New York Times, in the Resources section of this page. Details on our methodology are below.

Death toll (estimated & actual) & Key Moments:
Compiled from various news sources, including the Guardian News Blog, The Lede Blog of the New York Times, the websites of ABC, BBC, and CBS News, and more.

Funding appeals & committed funding:
Compiled from ReliefWeb’s Financial Tracking Service. Committed funding includes donations from national governments, but does not include private donations from individuals and companies. For more context on the overall donations to Haiti, and the difficulties of tracking them, read Jan Kellett’s article, Haiti Earthquake: How much is too much? on the excellent Global Humanitarian Assistance website.

Media mentions:
Numbers are the aggregate result of daily searches of the words “Haiti” and “earthquake” in the Broadcast Transcripts and Major World Publications databases of LexisNexis, from January 12 2010 to February 18 2010. Results show the number of television and print stories per day that mention both Haiti and earthquake.


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