Haiti (pronounced /ˈheɪtɪ/; French Haïti, pronounced: [a.iti]; Haitian Creole: Ayiti, Haitian Creole pronunciation: [ajiti]), officially the Republic of Haiti (République d’Haïti ; Repiblik Ayiti) is a Caribbean country. Along with the Dominican Republic, it occupies the island of Hispaniola, in the Greater Antillean archipelago. Ayiti (land of high mountains) was the indigenous Taíno or Amerindian name for the mountainous western side of the island. The country’s highest point is Pic la Selle, at 2,680 metres (8,793 ft). The total area of Haiti is 27,750 square kilometres (10,714 sq mi) and its capital is Port-au-Prince. Haitian Creole and French are the official languages.[Wikipedia Haiti Page]
A massive earthquake struck Haiti just before 5 p.m. on Jan. 12, about 10 miles southwest of Port-au-Prince, the country’s capital. The quake was the worst in the region in more than 200 years. A preliminary assessment from Haiti’s government put the body count at 150,000 on Jan. 23.[NYTIMES]
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For official information Welcome to the Embassy of Haiti In Washington DC
Reaching the Embassy of HaitiWe are extremely grateful and deeply touched by the outpouring of support and solidarity we, and the Haitian people have received. Please remove  from e-mail adresses.
If you are offering your assistance and are in the medical field, please direct your email to earthquakerelief-med[@]haiti.org
If you are offering your assistance and are in the engineering field, please direct your email to earthquakerelief-eng[@]haiti.org
If your offer of services is in another field, please direct your email to earthquakerelief-gen[@]haiti.org
For all other enquiries or communications you would like to send us, please direct your email to embassy[@]haiti.org
In the aftermath of January 12th’s catastrophic earthquake, Haiti is in dire need of your help. HUFH founder Jimmy Jean-Louis has flown down to Haiti to personally deliver supplies and aid in the search and rescue. Basic necessities are required: water, blankets, medication, temporary shelter and much more. Any kind of donations to relief and humanitarian charities would be greatly appreciated as Haiti really needs your help!
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