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Emergency Haiti: Millions of people affected – Please help with your donation!
At 16.53 o’clock local time the ground in the impoverished Caribbean state quaked. 3.5 million people have been hit by this catastrophe: They all live in a radius of 50 kilometres surrounding the epicentre of the devastating earthquake. The survivors need your help! Especially in the cities Port au Prince, Petionville, Carrefour und Jacmel the buildings collapsed; fires broke out; men, women and children fled screaming onto the streets. The death toll of this catastrophe still is unknown.
CARE-employee Sophie Perez is in Haiti presently. She reports that electricity broke down in mayor parts of the area and that the people had to wait until sunset for helpers who could search and save the victims who still are covered under the wreckages.
Please help! The Haitian population needs the most essential: potable water, food, medicaments. Such basic measures can already save the survival of thousands of people.
CARE has worked in Haiti since 1954, when it provided relief assistance after Hurricane Hazel. Today CARE's programming there reflects an integrated approach, with projects in HIV/AIDS, reproductive health, maternal and child health, education, food security, and water and sanitation. CARE works closely with local NGOs and the government.
(Foto laif and Reuters/REUTERS TV, courtesy www.alertnet.org)