The 7.0 earthquake was the worst Haiti had seen in over 200 years. The International Red Cross estimates that 45,000-50,000 perished and about three million are in need of help. It was already the most impoverished country in the western hemisphere and nobody yet knows the full extent of the devastation.
On The Takeaway, we’ve been following the relief effort, getting updates on the ground, and checking in with the Haitian community in the United States. You can see a list of aid organizations and how to help out here.