Since the devastating 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on January 12, many countries have banded together to help provide disaster relief. World organizations are working to speed up aid, and after a 5.9-magnitude aftershock rattled Haitians on Wednesday, the U.S. and other countries have been working hard to strengthen relief efforts.
Over 2 million Haitians have been displaced by the earthquake, but according to CNN, more than $355 million in donations have been raised for relief efforts (wow!). The World Food Program also confirmed the distribution of food to over 200,000 people, but officials said it may take up to a month before aid could be distributed to all of the victims.
Tonight, the star-studded Hope For Haiti telethon will be broadcast live on all major television networks and be available for streaming on websites such as Aol. and Hulu. The two-hour fundraising event begins this evening at 8 p.m.