As Haitians search for survivors and the dead in collapsed buildings following the powerful earthquake over the weekend, hospitals are overflowing with patients and thousands of people in the quake zone have slept outside,
Officials have raised the death toll from Saturday's earthquake to at least 1,297. The country's Civil Protection Agency says the magnitude 7.2 earthquake also left at least 5,700 people injured.
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Catholic Relief Services
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Convoy of Hope
Doctors Without Borders
Global Empowerment Mission
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According to their website, "UNICEF medical kits to support 30,000 people have already been delivered to Les Cayes with additional health, water and sanitation supplies on the way. We will continue to prioritize the resumption of essential services — including water and sanitation, health, nutrition and shelter — for the affected population." Click here to donate
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