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This paper recounts the observations of a visit to Haiti from 18 February to 1 March 2010, regarding the effects of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake on Haiti’s information and communications (ICT) infrastructure and capacity. In addition to detailing the degree of destruction dealt to the ICT sector, the paper also addresses the major actors and agencies involved in the effort to restore the ICT sector, and their actions. Finally, the role ICT played in the rescue and recovery effort, in both a traditional sense and in never-before-used capacities, is also explored.