note: Tuesday afternoon, January 12th, the worst earthquake ever (7.0 in magnitude) struck less than 10 miles from the Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The initial quake was later followed by twelve aftershocks greater than magnitude 5.0. Structures of all kinds were damaged, from shantytown homes to national landmarks. Millions are likely displaced, and thousands are feared dead as rescue teams from all over the world are now descending on Haiti to help where they are able.
You can join recovery efforts mobilizing around the world to assist earthquake victims. Your donation will help disaster victims rebuild their lives and their communities. e.g. Google will donate $1 million to help organizations provide relief. To make donation check this link or Google’s Main Page. [via Time]
WARNING: Some of the photographs contain extremely graphic content.
Natalie Tijor cries on the street after loosing both of her parents in the earthquake that has decimated Port-au-Prince.
Citizens protect a street in the Haitian capital from looters.
A man covered with debris takes a moment to catch his breath after hunting in the rubble.
Women pass by a destroyed home, caring their only remaining possessions through the streets of Port-au-Prince.
A woman reacts as bodies are removed from the streets with a bulldozer.
A nun walks down the rubble where a Mexican team of rescuers searches for a missing priest who was buried near the Central Cathedral in Port-au-Prince following a massive 7.0 earthquake that has killed an, as of yet, untold number of people.
Helicopters fly over the heavily destroyed central cathedral.
A woman passes a body in the rubble in downtown Port-au-Prince.
Hundreds of bodies lie waiting for disposal outside the makeshift morgue.
Faced with shortages of food, water, and lack of electricity, residents of Port-au-Prince, desperately try to board buses leaving the city three days after the quake.
Short on seats, passengers make due with roof space.
The Belgian rescuers take the woman to treatment.