Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Archbishop Joseph Serge Miot, 63, among thousands dead in earthquake-ravaged Haiti

In this undated photo released by the Vatican's L'Osservatore Romano newspaper Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010 Pope Benedict XVI meets Archbishop Joseph Serge Miot in his private library at the Vatican. Archbishop Joseph Serge Miot, 63, was found dead in the ruins of his office in Pourt-Au Prince, Haiti, said the Rev. Pierre Le Beller of the Saint Jacques Missionary Center in Landivisiau, France. A powerful earthquake crushed Tuesday thousands of structures, from schools and shacks to the National Palace and the U.N. peacekeeping headquarters.(AP Photo/ L'Osservatore Romano, Ho)

Haiti disaster details unfolding

Food For The Poor is responding to the devastation caused by yesterday's deadly earthquake, which hit about 10 miles outside of the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince. The earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 7.0.

We at Food For The Poor want to relay the following to our donors and to loved ones of those who may be affected:

  • The current number of dead and missing is estimated to between 100,000 and 500,000
  • The entire capital of Port-au-Prince appears damaged or destroyed
  • Hospitals and the Presidential Palace were demolished, and a portion of Food For The Poor’s main office in Port-au-Prince has collapsed
  • Emergency relief is desperately needed

Food For The Poor will continue to do everything we can to reach out to the suffering people of Haiti — and we’ll keep you updated as we learn new information. Thank you for your compassionate support.

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