International aid has been deployed to Haiti today after a 7.0 magnitude earhquake struck the Caribbean nation on Tuesday.
The earthquake destroyed Haiti's presidential palace, a cathedral, its main hospital and the building that hosted the headquarters of the United Nations, among many other constructions. Thousands of people are believed to be dead but an official death toll and injury count has not been issued yet.
In the United States, the American Red Cross is contributing to Haiti and is accepting donations through its International Response Fund.
The fund will provide immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance and other support to help those in need.
Also, the Yele Foundation established by Grammy-winning rapper Wyclef Jean is accepting donations for Haiti.
How to help Haiti?
AMERICAN RED CROSS INTERNATIONAL RESPONSE FUND
Donations can be sent to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013
By phone at 1-800-REDCROSS or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish)
YELE HAITI FOUNDATION
Online at www.yele.org