"We will be providing both civilian and military disaster relief and humanitarian assistance. And our prayers are with the people who have suffered; their families, and their loved ones." -US Secretary of State Clinton
Earthquake in HaitiUPDATE—11:58AM PT—1/13/10: According to a report by the Associated Press (AP), the Red Cross estimated that "a third of Haiti's 9 million people may need emergency aid."
The report noted that "the prominent died along with the poor: the body of Archbishop Joseph Serge Miot, 63, was found in the ruins of his office, said the Rev. Pierre Le Beller of the Saint Jacques Missionary Center in Landivisiau, France. He told The Associated Press by telephone that fellow missionaries in Haiti had told him they found Miot's body. Preval told The Herald that Haiti's Senate president was among those trapped alive inside the Parliament building. Much of the National Palace pancaked on itself."
The Haitian President said he believed "thousands" are dead as a result of Tuesday's fearsome quake.