Haitians are in desperate need for support after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake rocked their island nation on Tuesday. An estimated 3 million people were affected by the quake, which was the worst in the region in 200 years. “More than 100,000 are dead,” the Haitian Consul General to the United Nations, Felix Augustin, estimated on Wednesday. Islamic Relief USA has launched a $1 million appeal to help the victims. Please donate today to help them survive and rebuild their lives.
In addition, Islamic Relief USA is working with partners to ship urgently-needed aid to relieve the suffering. An untold number of people are still trapped under rubble, as every part of Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capitol, was either damaged or destroyed. Homes, schools, hospitals, even the National Palace where the president resides, were all destroyed. Injured children that lost contact with their parents are taking refuge in collapsed buildings and under debris, as aftershocks continue to rattle the small island. Victims are in desperate need for food, water, shelter and medicine, especially since Haiti’s infrastructure is already very modest and has now been brought to its knees by the quake.
Haiti is the poorest country in the Western hemisphere, and is also one of the most densely populated and least developed. Nearly 80 percent of Haiti’s 9 million people live in poverty. Please help the victims and donate to Islamic Relief’s Emergency fund today.
Hat tip to the Madinah Institute for the info.