In Haiti today, the highest-ranking U.S. general on the ground, Lt. Gen. Ken Keen, described the destruction as being of “epic proportions.”
Keen also estimated that as many as 200,000 Haitians may have died after last week’s devastating 7.0 earthquake.
Although European nations today pledged another $500 million in aid, not nearly enough food or water is getting to residents of Port-au-Prince in desperate need.
Former President Bill Clinton, the U.N. Special Envoy for Haiti, arrived in the capital city today to help with the relief effort, as local authorities struggled to maintain control.
Worldfocus speaks with Dominic MacSorley, who is in Port-au-Prince with aid organization Concern Worldwide:
Photos courtesy of the United Nations on Flickr.
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