On Tuesday, January 12, 2010, a massive earthquake struck Haiti at 4:53 PM, providing yet another blow to the poorest country in the western hemisphere.
President Obama spoke this morning about the urgent situation and how the United States will aid in the recovery effort. To read the speech in full, click here.
The United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti was profoundly affected. For the latest updates from the UN, click here.
The American Red Cross is sending money, supplies, and staff to the devastated area. To find out more about their relief efforts, click here.
The National Geographic captured the event in a series of vivid photographs.
During this time of catastrophic devastation and loss of life, people around the world are holding the citizens of Haiti in their thoughts.