Like many of you, I have been following the news from Haiti with disbelief and incredible sadness. I am interested in hearing about how OR is helping with the relief efforts. If you know of any such work, please leave a comment!
January 14, 2010
Haiti and OR
By Laura Albert
This entry was posted on Thursday, January 14th, 2010 at 12:12 pm and tagged with humanitarian, social justice and posted in Uncategorized. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
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January 14th, 2010 at 3:52 pm
Not exactly OR but they have got a mobile network working. This should be really helpful for organising relief efforts.
January 14th, 2010 at 4:44 pm
The INFORMS Science of Better podcast has a special edition on humanitarian logistics, and interview with Drs. Pinar Keskinocak and Julie Swann from Georgia Tech.
January 18th, 2010 at 3:27 am
I have been working in a topic related with the recontruction of rural road networks after natural disasters. As was not easy to get data from a real case we decide to build an instace based on the information available in Internet. The point is that by coincidence we chose work with the data related with the storms that affected Haiti during 2008.
Now, we are intereted in contact people who is related with the recontruction planning because we think our model could give them valuable information to support the decisions.
January 19th, 2010 at 7:04 am
There have been recent problems in Irleand. Not at disaster area levels but could be useful to you anyway.
January 25th, 2010 at 11:00 am
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January 27th, 2010 at 12:36 pm
I saw this article about construction on my twitter feed:
“My God, this was not an earthquake disaster — it was a disaster caused by the construction industry in Haiti who didn’t know anything about building codes,” Fierro [President of BFP Engineers] said. “These were the people who caused the loss of human life. We have to design things and assume our children and mothers are going to be in the building when the earthquake hits.”
But if Haiti’s construction industry is to blame, an equal amount is shared by a government which offers no building code and no enforcement of building design, he said.