The U.S. government has mounted a large-scale disaster response to the tragic earthquake in Haiti, sending thousands of humanitarian workers, soldiers, and emergency supplies. And as the mission transitions from emergency response to rebuilding, America’s response will draw from experience responding to other tragedies– from Hurricane Katrina to the Indian Ocean tsunami. We explore lessons learned.


  • John Simon Visiting Fellow, Center for Global Development; former Senior Director for Relief, Stabilization and Development for the National Security Council (NSC); and former Deputy Assistant Administrator, United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

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