Haiti’s Devastating Disaster

Haiti was rocked by the most damaging earthquake in the area's history. A look at the devastation in the country's capital, Port-au-Prince.

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  • Help for Haiti

    Help for Haiti

    An injured woman is helped down the street after being rescued. Planeloads of rescuers and relief supplies headed to Haiti Wednesday as governments and aid agencies launched a massive relief operation after a powerful earthquake that may have killed thousands.

  • Searching for Survivors

    Searching for Survivors

    Haitians search a destroyed building

  • Fallen Hospital

    Fallen Hospital

    People search for survivors amongst the ruins of the childrens hospital.

  • Where to Sleep?

    Where to Sleep?

    Displaced people gather on Place Boyer in Petion-Ville to spend the night.

  • Earthquake Map

    Earthquake Map

    A member of the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) – Helmholtz Centre Potsdam points on a screen, that shows earthquake alerts in the region of Haiti’s capital city, Port-au-Prince, on their own developed GEOFON software, an earthquake alert system.

  • Debris


    Debris litters the street in Haiti.

  • Devastating...


    Haitian residents sit outside of a demolished building.

  • Hillary in Haiti

    Hillary in Haiti

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton briefs reporters travelling with her on the earthquake in Haiti.

  • Out of the Rubble

    Out of the Rubble

    An injured elderly woman is carried through the rubble in Port-au-Prince.

  • Help From Venezuela

    Help From Venezuela

    Venezuelan Interior Minister Tareck El Aissami speaks during a press conference to announce the departure of an aid mission to Port-au-Prince.

  • Rescue Efforts

    Rescue Efforts

    Los Angeles County Fire Department urban search and rescue team members load U.S. Agency for International Development supplies to be flown to Haiti.