Update on the Situation in Haiti

A 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti just before 5 pm on Tuesday, January 12. The epicenter appears to have been approximately 14 miles southeast of the capital, Port-au-Prince, a city of 1,234,742 people. The quake caused widespread catastrophic destruction. It has been 11 days since the quake, and relief efforts have barely begun to provide the help needed.

As of this date, the confirmed death toll stands at 111,481.

Only 132 people have been recovered alive from the rubble.

Over 600,000 are homeless with very little food and no safe drinking water.

Chaos and violence are sweeping the country as people are becoming more desperate for food and water. The international organization Doctors Without Borders, has warned of increasing tensions and a rise in the number of wounds from gunshots and machetes in some parts of the city. The situation is desperate.

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