The New York Times reports that there’s been widespread panic and looting, in the aftermath of a major earthquake in Haiti. The 7.2 magnitude earthquake left a lot of collapsed buildings — hospitals, schools, churches, ramshackle homes, even the gleaming national palace.
It is feared that as many 100,000 people could have perished. Government agencies and aid organizations across the world are rushing to send supplies and personnel to support the rescue and relief effort in Haiti.
If you want to help, the best way is by giving cash — Google has a good page up on the various organizations you can support and various methods for donating.