As difficult as counting raindrops
The situation in Haiti is dire this morning. Hundreds of thousands of people are waiting for a global rescue effort to start.
The country's president says at least 100-thousand people are dead. A Haitian senator says the death toll may be closer to half a million. One Haitian said putting a number on the death toll will be as hard as counting raindrops.
The BBC's Matthew Price, reporting from Port au Prince says bodies are left lying in the streets and hospitals are overwhelmed.
The Canadian DART (Disaster Assistance Response Team) is en route and determining what role Canada can play.
Meanwhile the Better Business Bureau is warning against fake charities and telling Canadians to be sure they know the charities they are donating to.
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