As the horror of the earthquake in Haiti reverberates around the world, a number of intrepid locals, foreign reporters, and aid workers are tweeting from on the ground. Some are working to gather aid and funds, while others are simply trying to show the world what's happening in Haiti. Still others are reporting on incidents in specific locations, in the hopes of assuaging the concerns of loved ones abroad (as of yet, very little information on those injured and dead has been released online).
Earlier today, many people on the ground were tweeting about the chaos in Haiti at present. @fredodupoux said:
@bhatiap noted the lack of police presence:
Boston-based @PIH_org (Partners in Health) is actively looking for doctors, specifically orthopedic surgeons, to send to Haiti:
Some Twitter users are reporting on specific buildings, streets, and other practical information for those looking for families or attempting to move throughout the country. @yatalley notes that the road from the capital, Port-au-Prince, to the town of Jacmel is impassable:
@RAMHaiti noted the widespread destruction of places of worship. Reporting on a specific Port au Prince church, he said:
As tweets keep pouring in, there are a number of ways to keep track. @georgiap has created a list of Twitter users on the ground in Haiti. I have a separate list which also contains aid organizations and reporters on the ground. And keep checking GV's Haiti Special Coverage Page.