As you can tell by looking at this Boston Globe photo essay, what has happened in Haiti is nothing less than a catastrophe. Estimates of those killed are anywhere from “tens of thousands” to half a million. Whatever it turns out the be, it’s clear this is the biggest natural disaster since the 2004 Pacific tsunami. Please keep the people of Haiti in your prayers, and consider donating to one of the relief efforts that are already under way:
UPDATE: I just heard Charles Krauthammer point out that, if there are 100,000 dead in Haiti, that would be a proportion of the population equal to 3 million Americans. That’s mind-boggling, and just brings home the need to help.
UPDATE: As Kate pointed out in the comments, Compassion International is another good organization that is responding to the Haitian disaster. I’ve added them to the list.