Praying for Haiti

It’s been a week after a massive 7.0-magnitude earthquake has struck the Caribbean nation of Haiti

The extent of the devastation is still unclear but there are fears thousands of people may have died. Local and foreign authorities even estimated that up to 200,000 people might have died, with even more injured and 1.5 million  homeless.

Reports saying, despite the arrival of thousands of foreign troops and aid, Haitian still can’t get enough food and water to the hungry and thirsty one week after an earthquake shattered Haiti’s capital. Reports are also saying that the airport remains a bottleneck, the port is a shambles. The Haitian government is invisible, nobody has taken firm charge, and the police have largely given up. As days go by, there are fears and violence unrest may become widespread and the looters who are starting to attack for anything they can get their hands on. 

Nevertheless, International Search and Rescue Teams are still working hard through the capital city Port-au-Prince to rescue victims trapped under piles of concrete and debris even though time is running out for those buried by the quake.

At this moment, millions people around the world would praying for “little miracle“.   One small miracle at a time, gives many Haitian hope.

Let’s keep praying for Haiti!  And there are many different ways to make a donation to various organizations helping Haitian like Canadian Red Cross. I did it by planning to cut my expenses and it would be painless. Just say sorry to Starbucks! I will drink three to five less cups of Tall Americano per week. What would be your plan?

<Updates>

This morning, Strongest aftershock hits Haiti, collapsing buildings, sending screaming people in the streets. The magnitude-5.9 jolt matched the strongest of the aftershocks that have followed the huge quake of Jan. 12 that devastated Haiti’s capital. Details…

Images are from here and here

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