How Should the U.S. Respond to the Haiti Earthquake Disaster?

How can the American government best assist relief efforts?


With thousands dead and nearly countless structures in shambles after Tuesday's massive earthquake, the international community has rushed to aid the people of Haiti. International organizations such as the U.N. and the International Red Cross have already committed millions of dollars and lots of manpower to the disaster relief effort. Late Tuesday, according to an Associated Press article, President Obama said he expects "an aggressive, coordinated effort" from U.S. agencies as well; the U.S. Agency for International Development has already sent disaster assistance relief teams to the island nation. Still, the dire situation in Haiti leaves much work to be done.

What more can the U.S. do in Haiti? Post your thoughts below.

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