Residents watch an excavator remove rubble from a collapsed building three days after a 7.2 magnitude quake in Les Cayes, Haiti, Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021, the day after Tropical Storm Grace swept the area.

(AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

  • Several aid groups are on the ground.
  • Relief efforts have been complicated by the weather.
  • Experts recommend carefully vetting a charity before donating.

The images and headlines from Haiti are hearbreaking.

Hospitals overflowing.

Families sleeping outside.

Thousands dead or injured.

Rescuers and civilians alike digging desperately through the rubble.

In the wake of the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that rocked parts of Haiti Saturday, followed by rainfall and flooding from Tropical Storm Grace, people worldwide are wondering how to help.

Response and recovery efforts in Haiti are complicated by political instability, poverty and a lack of infrastructure, and the national was already facing several crises before last weekend. Getting…

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