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Satellite Photos Show Devastation of Haiti Earthquake

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Google has released a Google Earth layer in partnership with GeoEye of the devastation caused by the recent earthquake. Check out the before and after shot below. Just total destruction in some places.

Thankfully, rescue teams have begun to arrive in the Haitian capital but it will likely be a long time before the extent of fatalities and damage can be determined. Hillary Clinton spoke of a "long-term effort" to rebuild the country.

Some new video of the quake as it happened, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Ways to help in Haiti relief efforts. You can donate to singer Wyclef Jean's foundation Yéle: Either you can use your cell phone to text “Yele” to 501501, which will automatically donate $5 to the Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund (it will be charged to your cell phone bill), or you can click here to DONATE. Also, you can donate $10 to the American Red Cross International Response Fund to be charged to your cell phone bill by texting "HAITI" to "90999." Find more ways to help through the Center for International Disaster Information at cidi.org/incident/haiti-10a/.You can also donate through the LGBT-run Rainbow Fund.

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  1. Truly unfathomable!

    Posted by: Perry | Jan 14, 2010 1:57:25 PM


  2. To feel compassion for our brothers and sisters in Haiti. May the survivors know that their desperation is like all things and ever changing. May those involved in rescue efforts be strong and effective. May those trapped and hurting be found and healed. May those who have lost family and friends rejoice in those that have survived. May those who would do harm realize they are one with those they would harm.

    Posted by: Nathan | Jan 15, 2010 1:10:22 AM


  3. More ways to donate now:

    Ben Stiller's Stillerstrong campaign will be temporarily diverting all donations to support the Haiti relief effort.

    •Partners In Health reports its Port-au-Prince clinical director , Louise Ivers, has appealed for assistance: "Port-au-Prince is devastated, lot of deaths. SOS. SOS... Temporary field hospital by us at UNDP needs supplies, pain meds, bandages. Please help us." Donate to their Haiti earthquake fund.

    •Mercy Corps is sending a team of emergency responders to assess damage, and seek to fulfill immediate needs of quake survivors. The agency aided families after earthquakes in Peru in 2007, China and Pakistan in 2008, and Indonesia last year. Donate online, call 1-888-256-1900 or send checks to Mercy Corps Haiti Earthquake Fund; Dept NR; PO Box 2669; Portland, OR 97208.

    •Direct Relief is committing up to $1 million in aid for the response and is coordinating with its other in-country partners and colleague organizations. Their partners in Haiti include Partners in Health, St. Damien Children's Hospital, and the Visitation Hospital, which are particularly active in emergency response. Donate to Direct Relief online.

    •Oxfam is rushing in teams from around the region to respond to the situation to provide clean water, shelter, sanitation and help people recover. Donate to Oxfam America online.

    •International Medical Corps is assembling a team of first responders and resources to provide lifesaving medical care and other emergency services to survivors of the earthquake. Donate online.

    The American Red Cross is pledging an initial $200,000 to assist communities impacted by this earthquake. They expect to provide immediate needs for food, water, temporary shelter, medical services and emotional support. They are accepting donations through their International Response Fund.

    •UNICEF has issued a statement that "Children are always the most vulnerable population in any natural disaster, and UNICEF is there for them." UNICEF requests donations for relief for children in Haiti via their Haiti Earthquake Fund. You can also call 1-800-4UNICEF.

    •Operation USA is appealing for donations of funds from the public and corporate donations in bulk of health care materials, water purification supplies and food supplements which it will ship to the region from its base in the Port of Los Angeles. Donate online at www.opusa.org, by phone at 1-800-678-7255 or, by check made out to Operation USA, 3617 Hayden Ave, Suite A, Culver City, CA 90232

    Posted by: Mark | Jan 15, 2010 7:25:34 AM


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