Thousands of buildings were destroyed. Rescue efforts are underway, and the number of casualties is expected to climb.
Reset checks in with two Chicago-based humanitarian organizations about the situation on the ground and what Chicagoans can do to help.
GUESTS: Dr. Zaher Sahloul, president and co-founder of MedGlobal, a humanitarian NGO
Amina Demir, COO of the Zakat Foundation of America