American troops are on their way to Haiti to help with relief efforts. 100 soldiers have already left Fort Bragg in North Carolina and another 500 are due to fly out on Friday.
The troops will be bringing aid, as well as manpower needed to dig any survivors out from the rubble.
One US soldier said: “They’re going through the hard part. We’re going through the easy part. We know what we’re there to do. We have our families. We have resources. I guess the hardest part is going to be watching fellow human beings go through such a trying time.”
The Pentagon also is sending an aircraft carrier and three ships – one of which can carry up to 2,000 marines. President Obama is pledging almost 70 million euros and enlisting the help of former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.