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Urgent Appeal to support Earthquake Victims in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

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Thousands of people are dead in Port-au-Prince, Haiti after a disastrous earthquake of 7.0 magnitude struck on Tuesday January 12, razing major infrastructure in the capital including many neighborhoods, the Parliamentary building, Presidential Palace, the main cathedral, the main prison, the UN building among others. With many hospitals in ruins (Doctors without Borders lost three hospitals) in this poor Caribbean country, the earthquake has affected 3 million people - a third of the country. Disaster relief has just began in this poorest country in the western hemisphere with 80% of the people below the poverty line and 54% in abject poverty. Two thirds of the labor force has no formal jobs.

Immediate relief is needed. Many hundreds are trapped and rescuers are working very hard. Medical supplies are in shortage.



SEWA International is working with its partner NGO "CHAI-Haiti" (www.chai-haiti.org) towards HAITI earthquake relief.



Thousands are dead. Presidential palace has bee…