Rescue workers struggled to clear rubble and bodies Wednesday from the streets of Haiti’s “flattened” capital, where a government official said the death toll from Tuesday’s 7.0-magnitude earthquake may exceed 100,000. Thousands of injured people waited for care outside badly damaged hospitals, while an unknown number remained trapped inside collapsed buildings.
Our thoughts are with the families and relatives searching for loved ones, some of our clients are from Haiti and we know how difficult it must be to not know about the faith of loved ones.
In the US, the DHS issued the following statement:
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Assistant Secretary John Morton today halted all removals to Haiti for the time being in response to the devastation caused by yesterday’s earthquake. ICE continues to closely monitor the situation.”
We will keep you updated.