As widely reported, the Caribbean state of Haiti was hit by a 7.0-magnitude earthquake on Tuesday that struck an area 10 miles west of the capital of Port-au-Prince. An estimated 45,000-50,000 people were killed in the impoverished capital, and President Obama has pledged $100 million in aid to the relief effort.
At American University, the Multicultural Affairs (MA) and International Student Scholar Services (ISSS) departments have been reaching out to international students and Haitian-American students. In addition, a drive for donations is being organized and details will go out to the AU community soon.
There are a number of students in the AU community who are connected to the Haitian community. If you – or another student – are in need of assistance, please contact OMA or ISSS.