Estimates of up to 100,000 Dead in Haiti’s 7.0 Earthquake

Haiti suffered a devastating earthquake yesterday, Jan. 12. There has been a worldwide response with nations like the U.S., Iceland, Spain, France, Brazil and China sending aid in the form of search and rescue teams, doctors, medical supplies and troops. Organizations such as the World Food Program, Americare and the United Nation’s World Health Organization have also sent aid. The World Bank has pledged $100 million. The first 72 hours are going to be crucial in the search and rescue for those trapped under the rubble. Haiti must clean up and rebuild their infrastructure; as of yet such necessities as water and electricity are unavailable.


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