Earthquake in Haiti

A 7.0 earthquake just hit off the coast of Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince. Reports from the ground indicate a major hospital has collapsed and damage is widespread. Death tolls are expected in the hundreds of thousands. Seventy percent of Haiti’s population lives on less than two dollars per day and half of its 8.5 million people are unemployed. According to official figures, food insecurity already affects more than a quarter of Haiti’s population, some 1.9 million people, with women and children the worst affected. The Food and Agriculture Organization has designated Haiti as one of the world’s most economically vulnerable countries.We need your donation to help provide medical care and other emergency services.

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