Haiti Help and Info Open Thread

Help: Doctors Without Borders. DWB was operating three medical centers in Haiti, providing some of the only accessible care in Port-au-Prince for poor pregnant women, new mothers, and infant children. All three of the medical centers were destroyed in the earthquake, yet DWB "has already treated more than 1,000 people on the ground in Haiti following Tuesday's earthquake, but the needs are huge. An inflatable hospital with operating theatres is expected to arrive in the next 24 hours." They really need support.

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WaPo: Red Cross estimates quake killed up to 50,000; Obama pledges $100 million in aid.
A Haitian Red Cross official estimated that between 45,000 and 50,000 people were killed in Tuesday's devastating earthquake in this impoverished capital, and President Obama pledged $100 million in aid to support what he called one of the largest international relief efforts in history.

"No one knows with precision, no one can confirm a figure," Victor Jackson, an assistant national coordinator with Haiti's Red Cross, told Reuters news service when giving the estimated death toll Thursday. "We also think there are 3 million people affected throughout the country, either injured or homeless."
Reuters: Clinton sees "long-term effort" to help Haiti.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Thursday the United States will provide long-term assistance to help Haiti recover from this week's devastating earthquake.

"This is going to be a long-term effort. We have the immediate crisis of trying to save those lives that can be saved, to deal with the injured ... to try to provide food, water, medical supplies, some semblance of shelter," Clinton said on NBC's Today show.

She said the U.S. government was also prepared to work with the Haitian government and other international partners to begin rebuilding the stricken country.

"This calamity has affected 3 million people. It has caused the collapse of ten of thousands of buildings. We know that there will be tens of thousands of casualties," Clinton added without providing specific numbers on fatalities.

Clinton said in a separate interview on CNN that a U.S. military team had reopened the airport so that heavy aircraft could begin to arrive.

She also pledged U.S. help for the crippled Haitian government. "The authorities that existed before the earthquake are not able to fully function. We're going to try to support them as they re-establish authority," she told CNN.
PC World: FBI Warns of Bogus Haiti Online Donation Scams.

BBC: The Big Picture: Haiti After the Earthquake.

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