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14 Jan 2010 description

More than a million people are homeless in the wake of Tuesday's 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital city, which destroyed about three-quarters of the city's houses. The Red Cross estimates the quake claimed 50,000 human lives. Hundreds of thousands of people are roaming the streets desperately searching for their missing relatives and loved ones.

PWS&D Responds

Presbyterian World Service & Development is assisting victims of the earthquake through the Action by Churches Together Alliance.

13 Jan 2010 description

A massive 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Port-au-Prince, the capital of impoverished Haiti on Tuesday, causing widespread death and destruction and leaving relief workers scrambling to pull people from the rubble. Over three million people are estimated to have been affected by the powerful quake, leaving homes and schools in ruins, destroying infrastructure and trapping people in the debris. The city is without electricity and the telephone network has broken down. The UN headquarters has collapsed and people are sitting in the streets with nowhere to go.