News agencies around the world are posting images of the destruction from the earthquake in Haiti. Below are links to galleries and options for sending aid.
On January 12, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit outside of the capital of Haiti, causing widespread destruction to homes, hospitals, schools, government buildings, roads, and lives. Emergency responses from the U.S. Department of State, the American Red Cross, Mercy Corps, and others have been quick, but we need your immediate support to provide food, shelter, and other relief supplies. As the UN’s Special Envoy to Haiti, President Clinton is asking everyone to give what you can to help the people of Haiti respond and recover from this disaster.
Send a $10 Donation by Texting ‘Haiti’ to 90999
Editorial note: You can make a donation by calling 1-800-REDCROSS or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish).
The first reports are now emerging from MSF teams who were already working on medical projects Haiti and have treated hundreds of people injured in the quake. “The situation is chaotic,” said one senior staff. “I visited five medical centers, including a major hospital, and most of them were not functioning.”