The latest figures estimated by the Red Cross have the death toll following Haiti's earthquake at 50,000. From The Washington Post:

A Haitian Red Cross official estimated that between 45,000 and 50,000 people were killed in Tuesday's devastating earthquake in this impoverished capital, and President Obama pledged $100 million in aid to support what he called one of the largest international relief efforts in history.

"No one knows with precision, no one can confirm a figure," Victor Jackson, an assistant national coordinator with Haiti's Red Cross, told Reuters news service when giving the estimated death toll Thursday. "We also think there are 3 million people affected throughout the country, either injured or homeless."


While the 50,000 deaths are tragic, the people most in need of help are those three million struggling to put the pieces back together. If it moves you, donate.

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