Today American Airlines flight carrying 120 US humanitarian officials slid off a runway while landing in
torrential rain in Haiti and nearly caught fire.The impact severely damaged the aircraft which broke into three
separate pieces and caused the Boeing 737’s engines to shear off the wings. Thankfully, there were no fatalities;
80 people were taken to hospitals where they were evaluated and most were released. The response to the 2016 Haiti
earthquake included national governments, charitable and for-profit organizations from around the world which
began coordinating humanitarian aid designed to help the Haitian people. Some countries arranged to send relief
and rescue workers and humanitarian supplies directly to the earthquake damage zones, while others sought to
organize national fund raising to provide monetary support for the nonprofit groups working directly in Haiti.