Thursday, January 14, 2010

Deepest Sympathy to the People of Haiti

Habitat Bangladesh is sending thoughts and prayers to the Caribbean Island of Haiti, which was hit by a 7.0-magnitute earthquake on January 12th 2010.

The fatalities are said to be somewhere in the thousands, however it may be days before exact figures are known. Many people are still missing.

Habitat for Humanity International will mobilize all available resources to address shelter solutions for low-income in affected areas. Our ability to respond effectively to this disaster will require donations from volunteers, corporate partners, regular donors, and other community organizations. Your support is vital to our efforts.

If you would like to assist the people of Haiti, please follow this link:

Haiti is the poorest nation in the Americas - seventy per cent of its population lives on less than $2.15 per day and half of its 8.5 million people are unemployed. As Bangladesh is frequently ravaged by natural disasters, we understand the deep personal and physical damage which such an event inflicts.

For further information about the earthquake and Habitat for Humanity in Haiti, see the links below.

Map of affected area:

General information about the Earthquake (hosted by Thomson Reuters):

Background on HFHI – Haiti and past disaster response information:

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