1. Search and rescue teams with specially trained medics and sniffer dogs, as well as heat sensitive scanners were deployed to search for survivors.
2. The UN and USA provided security to maintain law and order and reduce looting as well as the fair distribution of aid.
3. The UK's Disasters Emergency Committee raised over £100m for supporting 1.2million people with clean water, sanitation, medical costs and emergency shelters.
4. The neighbouring Dominican Republic gave aid in the form of food, shelter and clean water.