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Staffers of Springs-Based Nonprofit Still Missing in Haiti

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Many of the staffers for Colorado Springs-based Compassion International who were working in Haiti are still missing days after a massive earthquake devastated the Caribbean nation. “We have not heard from most of our workers,” spokesman Stephan Archer tells the Gazette, adding that the mood in his office is somber. Despite the arrival of some aid and rescue teams yesterday, Port-au-Prince remains the heart-wrenching site of an epic disaster. A Haitian Red Cross official estimates the quake may have killed as many as 50,000 people (via The Washington Post). And now, experts are predicting the disaster after the disaster—when survivors struggle to find water, food, shelter, and medical care. “This is what a catastrophe looks like,” Kathleen Tierney, director of the University of Colorado’s Natural Hazard Center, tells the Associated Press. There have been occasional glimmers of hope, including news that a mother in Englewood learned that her 11-month-old daughter survived the quake, writes 9News.

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