Haiti's President Rene Preval described the scene in the capital as "unimaginable" and fears "well over 100,000 people" may have died. The Red Cross says up to 3 million people have been affected. Haiti's ambassador to the USA, Raymond Joseph, said there was "no way of estimating" how many casualties there were.
Countries around the world are acting quickly to send whatever help they can to Haiti. US President Barack Obama has promised America will do all it can to help. He vowed "unwavering support" following a “particularly cruel” disaster. Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the world. More than half its people live on less than two dollars a day. The nation was still trying to recover from being hit by four deadly hurricanes in 30 days in 2008. Its economy is in ruins and it has a long history of corruption and coups.
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Most Haitians were having their breakfast when the earthquake hit.
The article says Haiti's president believes 3 million people are suffering.
The rest of nations will send only water and food.
Haiti was hit by four different hurricanes in 2008.
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