Update: 16 UN personnel confirmed dead, 150 missing. – Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive has announced that ‘hundreds of thousands’ of people were killed in the earthquake that struck Haiti yesterday. Measuring 7.0 on the Richter Scale, the quake follows a 6.5 quake the previous day in Northern California, but there is no evidence of a link between them. There was little damage in California, butmillions of people have been left homeless, without access to food and water in Haiti. To contribute tothe Yele relief effort on the ground in Haiti,click here.
Port-au-Princehas almost been completely destroyed, the Archbishop of Port-au-Prince, Monsignor Joseph Serge Miot, was killed in his office when the Catholic Chancery building collapsed. The Haitian presidental palace has been devastated. The world reacted by rushing aid, and President Obama promised massive support.
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