Haiti Earthquake

Haitian government estimates that the 7 SR earthquake death could reach 100 thousand or more. While the living victims suffer from hunger, beg for food on the street.

At least more than 40 thousand bodies have been buried by the Government of Haiti. Estimated that 100 thousand victims killed in this week who has not found under collapsed buildings, according to a senior Haitian official said as quoted by Reuters on Saturday (16/1/2009).

While the living feel hungry beg for food and drink in the streets. This happens because of the international aid, including food, can not divided because of damage to infrastructure, including airports and ports.

The lack of food, water, law enforcement and medical aid has caused frustration and desperation among the country's residents who are fighting to survive in the aftermath of the disaster.

Survivors spent a second night in hell on Haiti's streets amid chaotic scenes in the capital Port-au-Prince following the earthquake that could claim as many lives as the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami.

For you that want to make a donation to help our friends there, here are some places to start:

  1. Australian Red Cross:

    Australian Red Cross is part of the world's largest humanitarian organisation, with more than 100 million volunteers in 186 countries. They are independent of government and have no political, religious or cultural affiliation.

    Website: https://www.redcross.org.au/Donations/onlineDonations.asp

  2. Médecins Sans Frontières:

    Médecins Sans Frontières was founded in 1971 by a small group of doctors and journalists who believed that all people should have access to emergency medical relief.

    Médecins Sans Frontières was one of the first non-governmental organisations to provide urgently needed medical assistance and to publicly bear witness to the plight of the people it helps

    Website: https://donate.msf.org.au/donate_haiti.cfm

  3. Save The Children:

    Save the Children has launched an emergency appeal to help the children and families in earthquake devastated Haiti. Thousands are feared dead and injured following the 7.0 magnitude earthquake which has rocked Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince on the 13th January.

    Website: https://donate.savethechildren.org.au/NetCommunity/SSLPage.aspx?pid=346
*Picture source: news.com.au
*News source: detik.com, reuters.com, news.com.au


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