Here’s what happened. Here’s how to help. You can donate $10 to the Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti right now by texting “HAITI” to the number 90999.

Here’s a chart that shows Haiti’s GDP over time. Last year Haiti’s GDP was about $7 billion. Giving Haiti a huge leg up financially to help recover from this awful tragedy would be relatively affordable for the international community. I hope the United States leads the rest of the world in doing so.