About 48 hours have passed since a devastating earthquake hit Haiti, killing at least 100,000 people and displacing more than a million. According to an article tonight in The Mirror, the final death toll could approach 500,000.
The earthquake was overwhelmingly destructive, but the aftermath has been just as traumatic. This poor nation has few fire and rescue brigades, and it also lacks the stockpiles of emergency supplies most other nations take for granted. Water and food are already scarce, and medical aid is desperately needed.
Although UNICEF, AmeriCares, The Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders have all sent help to Haiti, their work has only begun. Without immediate assistance scores more may die.
If you haven’t already donated money to the relief efforts, I urge you to send what you can.