Rest assured, Israel has already equipment, aid and manpower in route to Haiti. KGS
Israel readies aid following Haiti quake
As world governments scramble to offer urgently needed aid to the Caribbean island nation of Haiti following the catastrophic earthquake that leveled large parts of its capital on Tuesday, Israel and Diaspora Jewish groups rushed to get aid workers, supplies and money to the disaster zone.
The earthquake left large swaths of Port-au-Prince in ruins, including the National Palace and the headquarters of the UN mission to the country. Thousands were trapped under the rubble.
Leading Sen. Youri Latortue told The Associated Press that 500,000 could be dead, but conceded that nobody really knows. “Let’s say that it’s too early to give a number,” Preval said .
Despite the near-total collapse of the country’s telephone networks, gruesome scenes of destruction, corpses and survivors without limbs have been broadcast from the worst-affected areas by international media agencies.