Haitian Earthquake Has Destroyed the Capital City
- by: Mercy Corps
- recipient: Survivors and Rescue Workers in Haiti
A 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti's capital of Port-au-Prince, collapsing buildings and sparking a tsunami watch. With continued aftershocks and eyewitness accounts of "total disaster" and "chaos," there are fears of catastrophic damage and widespread casualties.
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Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, is plagued by hunger and political instability. Families are in dire need of help in the aftermath of the worst disaster to strike the region in years.
Fortunately, teams of humanitarian aid workers are en route to help rush much-needed relief supplies to earthquake survivors. It is in times of disaster that we see the power and kindness of individuals -- both on the ground and at home -- combining efforts to make a collective difference and bring aid to the earthquake-ravaged Haiti.
Pledge your help and send a message of support to all survivors and rescue workers to let them know that they are in your thoughts and prayers.