Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Earthquake Devastates Haiti

A catastrophic earthquake hit Haiti today, the Western Hemisphere's poorest nation. The most powerful earthquake ever recorded in Haiti comes after the country was devastated by four tropical storms in 2008.

President Bill Clinton -- now the U.N. Special Envoy for Haiti -- said the world body was "committed to do whatever we can to assist the people of Haiti in their relief, rebuilding and recovery efforts."

Wyclef Jean, who has devoted considerable resources to the reconstruction of Haiti, said tonight, "I cannot stress enough what a human disaster this is, and idle hands will only make this tragedy worse. The over 2 million people in Port-au-Prince tonight face catastrophe alone. We must act now."

Please act now and in the coming days. Time is of the essence. Here are a few of the organizations which need your support to provide assistance to Haiti:

International Medical Corps
Direct Relief International
World Vision
International Relief Teams
YĆ©le Haiti
American Red Cross
Operation USA
Catholic Relief Services
World Food Programme
World Concern
Save the Children

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