As many of you have probably heard by now, a massive earthquake hit the nation of Haiti on January 12th 2010. The disaster which has left at least 200,000 people dead and many injured has shocked and devastated people everywhere around the around, especially those who had relatives and friends in Haiti. Many hospitals, schools, universities, homes and businesses have been destroyed by the 7.0 magnitude quake.
Some concerned relatives and friends are still desperately waiting to hear from their loved ones who were living in the city at the time of the earthquake. The United States and Netherlands are trying to find homes for over 300 Haitian orphans in both nations and some have already been flown to their new homes.
Relief from nations around the world has been outpouring in the nation’s capital Port-AU-Prince, and thousands of volunteers and organizations are presently serving and helping the Haitians in urgent need for food, water, shelter and medical care. Even though aid has been coming in from different countries, agitated and distraught citizens who have been waiting for over six days have started looting and vandalizing shops and stores around the city in a sign of growing desperation.
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