Then, this morning, I saw footage of a Haitian mother in labour - too weak to push her baby out into this unwelcoming world.
And today, at lunch-time, news of a powerful aftershock, and thought how much it must have shook again and terrified.
I suppose like everyone else I have watched wishing I could do something to help.
And now, an email from Ellie Brown from the International Medical Corps. This is a 'global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization, founded by volunteer doctors and nurses'. Their team is treating crush injuries, trauma, substantial wound care, shock and other critical cases with the few available supplies.'There are still thousands of patients seeking treatment of which approximately 80% are in need of surgery and are running out of time...
'Haiti still needs help,' she says, and she wants to know if I can publicise what they do.
'There are still thousands of patients seeking treatment of which approximately 80% are in need of surgery and are running out of time...
...donating $10 to help the people of Haiti is as simple as sending a text message of the word "haiti" to 85944'"