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In a week or two, this disaster will fade from the headlines, but millions of Haitians will still be living a nightmare.
Some statistics via the Huffington Post:
Current death estimates: The Red Cross says 45,000 to 50,000 people have died. The Pan American Health Organization puts the number between 50,000 and 100,000.
Bodies collected for disposal so far: 9,000. An additional 7,000 corpses were reportedly placed in a mass grave.
People needing help: 3 million.
Percent of buildings damaged or destroyed: Up to 50 percent.
Hospitals or health facilities in Haiti damaged, forced to close: eight.
Patients treated by Doctors Without Borders initially: more than 1,500.
Search-and-rescue teams on ground or en route Friday: 38.
Homeless people in Port-au-Prince: at least 300,000.
Water needed daily: 6 to 12 million gallons (enough to fill 18 Olympic sized swimming pools a day).