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Saturday 29 November 2014

Don't cut off aid, warns Haiti Prime Minister

A Haitian walks past a burning corpse in the street in the aftermath of the massive Jan. 12 earthquake in Port-au-Prince,  Monday, Jan. 25, 2010. Some Haitians have been burning bodies to eliminate the stench.(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
A Haitian walks past a burning corpse in the street in the aftermath of the massive Jan. 12 earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Monday, Jan. 25, 2010. Some Haitians have been burning bodies to eliminate the stench.(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
A woman cries as she prays during a church service that was set up outdoors near an encampment after numerous churches were destroyed during the massive earthquake on January 24, 2010
People stand in line to get food being distributed by United Nations peacekeepers on January 22, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
A member of a French rescue team helps carry a man found alive who had been trapped for 11 days in the rubble
A Haitian man carries an empty coffin around in the central hospital complex January 22, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Aid has started trickling out to Haitians devastated by last week's earthquake that ravaged the country, though many fear not enough will reach desparate citizens in time to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe
Pvt. Christopher Iker of Cincinatti, Ohio carries a Haitian man with a wounded leg through the central hospital complex January 22, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
In this handout image provided by the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), Haitians scavange for goods among collapsed stores on January 22, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Aid from around the world is arriving in support of Haitians victimized by last week's deadly earthquake, but getting that aid to where it's needed within the capital city has become a challenge as roads remain clogged with collapsed buidings, abandoned vehicles, food stands and loitering people, some of whom have taken to erecting tents on the thoroughfares
Hatians walk away with food and water distributed by Brazilian UN peacekeepers on January 22, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
People stand in line to get food being distributed by United Nations peacekeepers on January 22, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. International aide continues to slowly arrive in the earthquake ravaged city
People stand in line to get food being distributed by United Nations peacekeepers on January 22, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. International aide continues to slowly arrive in the earthquake ravaged city
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 20: Orphaned children sit together at the Maison des Enfants De Dieu orphanage on January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Many countries including the United States have fast-tracked adoptions in the aftermath of the powerful earthquake. Planeloads of rescuers and relief supplies headed to Haiti as governments and aid agencies launched a massive relief operation after a powerful earthquake that may have killed thousands. Many buildings were reduced to rubble by the 7.0-strong quake on January 12. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
A boy bleeding from the head screams after he was beaten during looting of quake-damaged stores in Port-au-Prince, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010. Sporadic looting broke up in the capital as earthquake survivors scavenged for anything they could find in the rubble left by the powerful earthquake that hit Haiti last week. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
Evacuees from Port-Au-Prince, Haiti wait to board a bus at O’Hare Airport on January 20, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. Around 70 Haitian-Americans arrived at O'Hare this evening on a United Airlines flight that was returning from Haiti after dropping off a shipment of aid. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
A Red Cross worker helps evacuees from Port-Au-Prince, Haiti board a bus at O'Hare Airport January 20, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. About 70 Hatian-Americans arrived at O'Hare this evening on a United Airlines flight that was returning after flying to Haiti this morning carrying aid. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
A young Haitian boy injured in last week's devastating earthquake is carried by two members of the U.S. Navy to a waiting medical evacuation helicopter for treatment aboard the U.S.S. Comfort January 21, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, Army and Africa Partnership Station are working together to coordinate a triage and medical evacuation unit from the Killick Coast Guard Station for victims of the earthquake. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Anna Zizi receives a drink of water after being pulled alive from the rubble of Haiti's devastating earthquake, one week after the city was reduced to ruins
Oscar Oliva, a member of a Mexican search and rescue team, crying with joy as he embraces a fellow rescuer after the group pulled Anna Zizi from the rubble of Haiti's devastating earthquake, one week after the city was reduced to ruins in a matter of seconds. She was rescued from the collapsed home of the parish priest at Port-au-Prince's Roman Cathedral Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption by members of a Mexican search and rescue team, several of whom were in tears as the pulled the woman free from tons of rubble.
A man hangs a sign requesting help in the aftermath of the earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010. The U.N. Security Council approved extra troops and police officers to beef up security in Haiti and ensure that desperately needed aid gets to earthquake victims. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 20: A Haitian man who had his left leg amputated due to injuries sustained during the earthquake on January 12 recovers at the Center Hospitalier de la Renaissance January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Patients are being treated on the grounds of the hospital by Cuban and German doctors due to fears of the building's structural integrity. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 20: As her husband touches her face, a Haitian woman is treated for injuries sustained during the earthquake on January 12 at the Center Hospitalier de la Renaissance January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Patients are being treated on the grounds of the hospital by Cuban and German doctors due to fears of the building's structural integrity. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 20: People search through a hole in the roof for things to take out of a business after it was destroyed during the massive earthquake on January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Planeloads of rescuers and relief supplies headed to Haiti as governments and aid agencies launched a massive relief operation after a powerful earthquake that may have killed thousands. Many buildings were reduced to rubble by the 7.0-strong quake on January 12. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Ensign Andrew Droody, far right, of the USS Carter Hall talks with some of the local villagers on the beach as a landing craft utility drops off supplies for relief efforts for earthquake victims on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010 in Pandou, Haiti. To the left women are do their laundry in a small creek that runs to the beach. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, Steve Earley) NO SALES, MAGS OUT, ONLINE OUT.
A local village woman carries a bundle of sticks on her head and watches as two U.S. Navy rigid hull inflatable boats and a landing craft utility carry relief supplies and personnel to the edge of the water on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010 in Pandou, Haiti. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, Steve Earley) NO SALES, MAGS OUT, ONLINE OUT.
General view of the collapsed building where Earthquake survivor Hotteline Lozama, 26, was pulled out from the rubble by French aid group Secouristes Sans Frontieres in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010. International working groups are racing against the clock across Haiti to find more victims still possibly buried alive in the rubbles. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
People try to stay in line to get disaster relief supplies at U.S. 82nd Airborne Division's forward operating base in Port-au-Prince, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010. The massive international aid flowing into Haiti after last week's earthquakehas been struggling with logistical problems, and many people are still desperate for food and water. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Neil Woodmansey, of Lincolnshire, England, walks down the street with his rescue dog Holly in Petit-Goave, Haiti, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010. He was working with the United Kingdom International Search and Rescue Team to assess damage following a strong aftershock that collapsed seven buildings in the town. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Dave Philips, left, and Andy Ford, right, of Lincolnshire, England, mark a collapsed building after determining it was free of people in Petit-Goave, Haiti, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010. They were working with the United Kingdom International Search and Rescue Team to assess damage following a 5.9 magnitude aftershock that followed the powerful quake of Jan. 12. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
U.N. peacekeepers ride in a vehicle filled with boxes of food aid for earthquake survivors in Port-au-Prince, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010. The U.N. Security Council approved extra troops and police officers to beef up security in Haiti and ensure that desperately needed aid gets to earthquake victims. A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on Jan. 12. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Men build coffins in the Delmar neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010. The U.N. Security Council approved extra troops and police officers to beef up security in Haiti and ensure that desperately needed aid gets to earthquake victims. A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on Jan. 12. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
People attempt to break through a line to get disaster relief supplies in Port-au-Prince, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010. The U.N. Security Council approved extra troops and police officers to beef up security in Haiti and ensure that desperately needed aid gets to earthquake victims. A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on Jan. 12. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Fabie Marc, 7, who was injured in the Haiti earthquake, tries to open a can of Vienna sausage as she sits in the United Nations field hospital in Port-au-Prince, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010. The U.N. Security Council approved extra troops and police officers to beef up security in Haiti and ensure that desperately needed aid gets to earthquake victims. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 20: A man exits a building that was destroyed during the massive earthquake on January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Planeloads of rescuers and relief supplies headed to Haiti as governments and aid agencies launched a massive relief operation after a powerful earthquake that may have killed thousands. Many buildings were reduced to rubble by the 7.0-strong quake on January 12. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 20: A man carries chairs he took through a hole in the roof of a business after it was destroyed during the massive earthquake on January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Planeloads of rescuers and relief supplies headed to Haiti as governments and aid agencies launched a massive relief operation after a powerful earthquake that may have killed thousands. Many buildings were reduced to rubble by the 7.0-strong quake on January 12. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 20: A man searches through a hole in the roof for things to take out of a business after it was destroyed during the massive earthquake on January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Planeloads of rescuers and relief supplies headed to Haiti as governments and aid agencies launched a massive relief operation after a powerful earthquake that may have killed thousands. Many buildings were reduced to rubble by the 7.0-strong quake on January 12. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 20: People look for things to take as they search through a hole in the roof of a business after it was destroyed during the massive earthquake on January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Planeloads of rescuers and relief supplies headed to Haiti as governments and aid agencies launched a massive relief operation after a powerful earthquake that may have killed thousands. Many buildings were reduced to rubble by the 7.0-strong quake on January 12. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 20: A women smiles as she searches through a hole in the roof for things to take out of a business after it was destroyed during the massive earthquake on January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Planeloads of rescuers and relief supplies headed to Haiti as governments and aid agencies launched a massive relief operation after a powerful earthquake that may have killed thousands. Many buildings were reduced to rubble by the 7.0-strong quake on January 12. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 20: A women carries a bag of goods she took from a business after it was destroyed during the massive earthquake on January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Planeloads of rescuers and relief supplies headed to Haiti as governments and aid agencies launched a massive relief operation after a powerful earthquake that may have killed thousands. Many buildings were reduced to rubble by the 7.0-strong quake on January 12. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 20: A young Haitian man cries out in pain as his mother comforts him while being treated for a trauma wound on his arm at the Center Hospitalier de la Renaissance January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Patients are being treated on the grounds of the hospital by Cuban and German doctors due to fears of the building's structural integrity. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 20: A man shows off the shop light he retrieved through a hole in the roof of a business after it was destroyed during the massive earthquake on January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Planeloads of rescuers and relief supplies headed to Haiti as governments and aid agencies launched a massive relief operation after a powerful earthquake that may have killed thousands. Many buildings were reduced to rubble by the 7.0-strong quake on January 12. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 20: A Haitian man who had his left leg amputated due to injuries sustained during the earthquake on January 12 recovers at the Center Hospitalier de la Renaissance January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Patients are being treated on the grounds of the hospital by Cuban and German doctors due to fears of the building's structural integrity. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 20: Los Angeles County firefighters search through the rubble of a downtown building in the earthquake-ravaged capital January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Aid has started trickling out to Haitians devastated by last weeks earthquake that ravaged the country, though many fear not enough will reach desperate citizens in time to prevent humanitarian catastrophe. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 20: Children wait receive water after getting food at a distribution point on January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Planeloads of rescuers and relief supplies headed to Haiti as governments and aid agencies launched a massive relief operation after a powerful earthquake that may have killed thousands. Many buildings were reduced to rubble by the 7.0-strong quake on January 12. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 20: Men argue over the sneakers looted from a buisness after it was destroyed during the massive earthquake on January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Planeloads of rescuers and relief supplies headed to Haiti as governments and aid agencies launched a massive relief operation after a powerful earthquake that may have killed thousands. Many buildings were reduced to rubble by the 7.0-strong quake on January 12. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 20: Men argue over the goods looted from a business after it was destroyed during the massive earthquake on January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Planeloads of rescuers and relief supplies headed to Haiti as governments and aid agencies launched a massive relief operation after a powerful earthquake that may have killed thousands. Many buildings were reduced to rubble by the 7.0-strong quake on January 12. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 20: People loot goods from a business after it was destroyed during the massive earthquake on January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Planeloads of rescuers and relief supplies headed to Haiti as governments and aid agencies launched a massive relief operation after a powerful earthquake that may have killed thousands. Many buildings were reduced to rubble by the 7.0-strong quake on January 12. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 20: People loot goods from a business after it was destroyed during the massive earthquake on January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Planeloads of rescuers and relief supplies headed to Haiti as governments and aid agencies launched a massive relief operation after a powerful earthquake that may have killed thousands. Many buildings were reduced to rubble by the 7.0-strong quake on January 12. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 20: A motorcycle driver carries a mirror on the back of the bike on January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Planeloads of rescuers and relief supplies headed to Haiti as governments and aid agencies launched a massive relief operation after a powerful earthquake that may have killed thousands. Many buildings were reduced to rubble by the 7.0-strong quake on January 12. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 20: A police officer stands guard as a business owner unloads a store that was destroyed during the massive earthquake on January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Planeloads of rescuers and relief supplies headed to Haiti as governments and aid agencies launched a massive relief operation after a powerful earthquake that may have killed thousands. Many buildings were reduced to rubble by the 7.0-strong quake on January 12. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 20: A store owner carries a weapon as he unloads a store that was destroyed during the massive earthquake on January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Planeloads of rescuers and relief supplies headed to Haiti as governments and aid agencies launched a massive relief operation after a powerful earthquake that may have killed thousands. Many buildings were reduced to rubble by the 7.0-strong quake on January 12. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 20: A security officer stands guard as a business owner unloads a store that was destroyed during the massive earthquake on January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Planeloads of rescuers and relief supplies headed to Haiti as governments and aid agencies launched a massive relief operation after a powerful earthquake that may have killed thousands. Many buildings were reduced to rubble by the 7.0-strong quake on January 12. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 20: People walk through a street where destroyed buildings are seen after the massive earthquake struck January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Planeloads of rescuers and relief supplies headed to Haiti as governments and aid agencies launched a massive relief operation after a powerful earthquake that may have killed thousands. Many buildings were reduced to rubble by the 7.0-strong quake on January 12. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 20: In this handout image provided by the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH),Haitians wait to leave Port au Prince by boat on January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Humanitarian aid is beginning to reach many of the survivors of last week's deadly magnitude 7.0 earthquake amid fatalities estimated in the tens of thousands and widespread devastation. (Photo by Marco Dormino/MINUSTAH via Getty Images)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 20: In this handout image provided by the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH),Haitians wait to leave Port au Prince by boat on January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Humanitarian aid is beginning to reach many of the survivors of last week's deadly magnitude 7.0 earthquake amid fatalities estimated in the tens of thousands and widespread devastation. (Photo by Marco Dormino/MINUSTAH via Getty Images)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 20: In this handout image provided by the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH),Haitians try to leave Port au Prince by boat on January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Humanitarian aid is beginning to reach many of the survivors of last week's deadly magnitude 7.0 earthquake amid fatalities estimated in the tens of thousands and widespread devastation. (Photo by Marco Dormino/MINUSTAH via Getty Images)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 20: In this handout image provided by the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH),Haitians try to leave Port au Prince by boat on January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Humanitarian aid is beginning to reach many of the survivors of last week's deadly magnitude 7.0 earthquake amid fatalities estimated in the tens of thousands and widespread devastation. (Photo by Marco Dormino/MINUSTAH via Getty Images)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 20: In this handout image provided by the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH),Haitians wait at the airport for a flight leaving Haiti on January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Humanitarian aid is beginning to reach many of the survivors of last week's deadly magnitude 7.0 earthquake amid fatalities estimated in the tens of thousands and widespread devastation. (Photo by Marco Dormino/MINUSTAH via Getty Images)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 20: In this handout image provided by the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), Haitians wait at the airport for a flight leaving Haiti on January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Humanitarian aid is beginning to reach many of the survivors of last week's deadly magnitude 7.0 earthquake amid fatalities estimated in the tens of thousands and widespread devastation. (Photo by Marco Dormino/MINUSTAH via Getty Images)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 20: In this handout image provided by the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), Men carry a pregnant woman to a boat at the port on January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Humanitarian aid is beginning to reach many of the survivors of last week's deadly magnitude 7.0 earthquake amid fatalities estimated in the tens of thousands and widespread devastation. (Photo by Marco Dormino/MINUSTAH via Getty Images)
PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 20: Haitians reach out for relief supplies from the World Food Program January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Aid has started trickling out to Haitians devastated by last weeks earthquake that ravanged the country, though many fear not enough will reach desparate citizens in time to prevent humanitarian catastrophe. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 20: A relief worker hands out rations from the World Food Program January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Aid has started trickling out to Haitians devastated by last weeks earthquake that ravanged the country, though many fear not enough will reach desparate citizens in time to prevent humanitarian catastrophe. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 20: A U.S. military helicopter flies over thousands of Haitians camped out at the city port January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Thousands of earthquake-displaced Haitians have taken refuge on ships in Haiti's damaged port inlets, waiting for boats to help them escape from the squalid, destroyed capital. Aid has started trickling out to Haitians devastated by last weeks earthquake that ravaged the country, though many fear not enough will reach desparate citizens in time to prevent humanitarian catastrophe. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 20: A U.S. military helicopter laden with relief supplies flies past more supplies waiting to be airlifted January 20, 2010 at the airport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Aid has started trickling out to Haitians devastated by last weeks earthquake that ravaged the country, though many fear not enough will reach desparate citizens in time to prevent humanitarian catastrophe. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 20: A U.S. Army soldier carries a box relief supplies from the United Nations Children's Fund for helicopter airlift January 20, 2010 at the airport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Aid has started trickling out to Haitians devastated by last weeks earthquake that ravaged the country, though many fear not enough will reach desparate citizens in time to prevent humanitarian catastrophe. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 20: A U.S. Army soldier pushes a box relief supplies from the United Nations Children's Fund into a helicopter for airlift January 20, 2010 at the airport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Aid has started trickling out to Haitians devastated by last weeks earthquake that ravaged the country, though many fear not enough will reach desparate citizens in time to prevent humanitarian catastrophe. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 20: United States Army soldiers with the 82nd Airborne take cover as a helicopter prepares to land as it delivers MRE's to be unloaded during a food distribution on January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Planeloads of rescuers and relief supplies headed to Haiti as governments and aid agencies launched a massive relief operation after a powerful earthquake that may have killed thousands. Many buildings were reduced to rubble by the 7.0-strong quake on January 12. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 20: United States Army soldiers with the 82nd Airborne unload MRE's during a food distribution on January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Planeloads of rescuers and relief supplies headed to Haiti as governments and aid agencies launched a massive relief operation after a powerful earthquake that may have killed thousands. Many buildings were reduced to rubble by the 7.0-strong quake on January 12. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 20: In this handout image provided by the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), Men carry a pregnant woman to a boat at the port on January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Humanitarian aid is beginning to reach many of the survivors of last week's deadly magnitude 7.0 earthquake amid fatalities estimated in the tens of thousands and widespread devastation. (Photo by Marco Dormino/MINUSTAH via Getty Images)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 20: People walk in a line to receive food and water at a distribution point on January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Planeloads of rescuers and relief supplies headed to Haiti as governments and aid agencies launched a massive relief operation after a powerful earthquake that may have killed thousands. Many buildings were reduced to rubble by the 7.0-strong quake on January 12. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 20: A United States Army soldier with the 82nd Airborne stands by as people line up to receive food and water at a distribution point on January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Planeloads of rescuers and relief supplies headed to Haiti as governments and aid agencies launched a massive relief operation after a powerful earthquake that may have killed thousands. Many buildings were reduced to rubble by the 7.0-strong quake on January 12. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 20: A United States Army soldier with the 82nd Airborne lines people up to receive food and water at a distribution point on January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Planeloads of rescuers and relief supplies headed to Haiti as governments and aid agencies launched a massive relief operation after a powerful earthquake that may have killed thousands. Many buildings were reduced to rubble by the 7.0-strong quake on January 12. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 20: An ophaned child cries as he lays on the ground at the Maison des Enfants De Dieu orphanage on January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Many countries including the United States have fast-tracked adoptions in the aftermath of the powerful earthquake. Planeloads of rescuers and relief supplies headed to Haiti as governments and aid agencies launched a massive relief operation after a powerful earthquake that may have killed thousands. Many buildings were reduced to rubble by the 7.0-strong quake on January 12. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 20: An ophaned child sits on the ground at the Maison des Enfants De Dieu orphanage on January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Many countries including the United States have fast-tracked adoptions in the aftermath of the powerful earthquake. Planeloads of rescuers and relief supplies headed to Haiti as governments and aid agencies launched a massive relief operation after a powerful earthquake that may have killed thousands. Many buildings were reduced to rubble by the 7.0-strong quake on January 12. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 20: An ophaned child lays on the ground at the Maison des Enfants De Dieu orphanage on January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Many countries including the United States have fast-tracked adoptions in the aftermath of the powerful earthquake. Planeloads of rescuers and relief supplies headed to Haiti as governments and aid agencies launched a massive relief operation after a powerful earthquake that may have killed thousands. Many buildings were reduced to rubble by the 7.0-strong quake on January 12. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 20: Orphaned children lay on mattresses inside a delivery truck at the Maison des Enfants De Dieu orphanage on January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Many countries including the United States have fast-tracked adoptions in the aftermath of the powerful earthquake. Planeloads of rescuers and relief supplies headed to Haiti as governments and aid agencies launched a massive relief operation after a powerful earthquake that may have killed thousands. Many buildings were reduced to rubble by the 7.0-strong quake on January 12. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 20: An orphaned child sleeps on the ground at the Maison des Enfants De Dieu orphanage on January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Many countries including the United States have fast-tracked adoptions in the aftermath of the powerful earthquake. Planeloads of rescuers and relief supplies headed to Haiti as governments and aid agencies launched a massive relief operation after a powerful earthquake that may have killed thousands. Many buildings were reduced to rubble by the 7.0-strong quake on January 12. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 20: Women hold orphaned children at the Maison des Enfants De Dieu orphanage on January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Many countries including the United States have fast-tracked adoptions in the aftermath of the powerful earthquake. Planeloads of rescuers and relief supplies headed to Haiti as governments and aid agencies launched a massive relief operation after a powerful earthquake that may have killed thousands. Many buildings were reduced to rubble by the 7.0-strong quake on January 12. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 20: An orphaned child is held in the hands of a women at the Maison des Enfants De Dieu orphanage on January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Many countries including the United States have fast-tracked adoptions in the aftermath of the powerful earthquake. Planeloads of rescuers and relief supplies headed to Haiti as governments and aid agencies launched a massive relief operation after a powerful earthquake that may have killed thousands. Many buildings were reduced to rubble by the 7.0-strong quake on January 12. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 20: United States Army soldiers with the 82nd Airborne unload food and water from a helicopter at a distribution point on January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Planeloads of rescuers and relief supplies headed to Haiti as governments and aid agencies launched a massive relief operation after a powerful earthquake that may have killed thousands. Many buildings were reduced to rubble by the 7.0-strong quake on January 12. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 20: Haitian children wash and collect water from a broken water line in a street January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Aid has started trickling out to Haitians devastated by last weeks earthquake that ravaged the country, though many fear not enough will reach desparate citizens in time to prevent humanitarian catastrophe. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
A Haitian boy pours water on himself at a broken water line in a street January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
ATLANTIC OCEAN - JANUARY 19: (IMAGE RELEASED BY U.S. MILITARY) In this handout image provided by the U.S. Navy, medical professionals treat a six-year-old Haitian boy in the casualty receiving room aboard the 1,000-bed hospital ship on board the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20on January 19, 2010. The boy transferred to Comfort by helicopter from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) for treatment for an injury to his bladder and a hip fracture received during an earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010. The boy is in the intensive care unit aboard Comfort in stable condition. Comfort is supporting Operation Unified Response, a joint operation providing humanitarian assistance to Haiti. (Photo by Petty Officer Timothy Wilson/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 19: In this handout image provided by the U.S. Navy, a mother carries her nine-month old son aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan after the child was airlifted to the ship for medical treatment on January 19, 2010 in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. Bataan is supporting Operation Unified Response, a joint operation providing humanitarian assistance following a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that devastated the island nation January 12, 2010. (Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Steinhour/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 20: (IMAGE RELEASED BY U.S. MILITARY) In this handout image provided by the US Navy, the USNS Comfort, a floating medical treatment facility, sails in the harbor of Port-au-Prince January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Much of the city and surrounding area is still dealing with the effects caused by last week's devastating earthquake. (Photo by U.S. Navy via Getty Images)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 20: A member of the Haitian National Police tries to clear looters from the downtown area of the city January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The downtown area of the city has been in a chaotic state since last week's earthquake with people looting from collapsed and partially collapsed buildings. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 20: A member of the Haitian National Police tries to clear looters from the downtown area of the city January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The downtown area of the city has been in a chaotic state since last week's earthquake with people looting from collapsed and partially collapsed buildings. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 20: Residents of Port-au-Prince fight for items looted from stores in the downtown area of the city January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The downtown area of the city has been in a chaotic state since last week's earthquake with people looting from collapsed and partially collapsed buildings. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 20: Residents of Port-au-Prince fight for items looted from stores in the downtown area of the city January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The downtown area of the city has been in a chaotic state since last week's earthquake with people looting from collapsed and partially collapsed buildings. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 20: Residents of Port-au-Prince fight for items looted from stores in the downtown area of the city January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The downtown area of the city has been in a chaotic state since last week's earthquake with people looting from collapsed and partially collapsed buildings. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 20: United States Army soldiers with the 82nd Airborne unload MRE's during a food distribution on January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Planeloads of rescuers and relief supplies headed to Haiti as governments and aid agencies launched a massive relief operation after a powerful earthquake that may have killed thousands. Many buildings were reduced to rubble by the 7.0-strong quake on January 12. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 20: A United States Army soldier with the 82nd Airborne lines people up to receive food and water at a distribution point on January 20, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Planeloads of rescuers and relief supplies headed to Haiti as governments and aid agencies launched a massive relief operation after a powerful earthquake that may have killed thousands. Many buildings were reduced to rubble by the 7.0-strong quake on January 12. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 19: In this handout image provided by the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), Dominican humanitarian workers distribute food to the resident of Cite Soleil January 19, 2010 in Port Au Prince, Haiti. Haiti is trying to recover from a powerful 7.0-strong earthquake on January 12 that struck and devastated the country while displacing millions and killing tens of thousands. (Photo by Marco Dormino/MINUSTAH via Getty Images)
Aman drinks juice dripping from a scavanged bag January 19, 2010 in downtown Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Humanitarian aid is beginning to reach many of the survivors of last week's deadly magnitude 7.0 earthquake amid fatalities estimated in the tens of thousands and widespread devastation.
US Air Force plane airdrops humanitarian aid into Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - JANUARY 19: In this handout image provided by the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), U.S. Marines wave to Haitians January 19, 2010 in downtown Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Humanitarian aid is beginning to reach many of the survivors of last week's deadly magnitude 7.0 earthquake amid fatalities estimated in the tens of thousands and widespread devastation. (Photo by Marco Dormino/MINUSTAH via Getty Images)
Haitians walk through the streets January 19, 2010 in downtown Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
A Haitian woman prays alongside the destroyed National Cathedral in Port au Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010.
A US Air Force plane airdrops humanitarian aid into Port-au-Prince, Haiti
A member of an Israeli rescue team and a dog search through a pile of dead bodies for survivors at the GOC university on January 19, 2010
A Haitian man holds the photo of his dead son at the GOC university ruins on January 19, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
An Indian FPU officer secures the perimeter of a bank in conjunction with Brazilian UN peacekeepers January 19, 2010 in downtown Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Haitians walk through streets January 19, 2010 in downtown Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
An excavator prepares graves for the bodies of victims of last week's devastating earthquake near the town of Titanyen
Pierre Louis Ronny is rescued after having spent a week trapped under the Teleco Haitian telecom building downtown January 19, 2010 in Port Au Prince, Haiti.
Members of the 2nd brigade of the 82nd Airborne direct Haitians during the distribution of food supplies January 19, 2010 in the town of Terra Noire just outside Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
A Haitian man arrives to bury a dead body at a cemetery on January 19, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
A Red Cross worker holds a baby who had been suffering from severe dehydration in the central hospital of Port-au-Prince January 19, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
In this handout image provided by the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), MINUSTAH's Jordanian Battalion set up and opened a 12 bed hospital at their base January 19, 2010 in Port Au Prince, Haiti. The Peacekeepers are feeding any children that enter and are treating patients who are injured from the earthquake that devasted Haiti Tuesday, January 12.
Haitians carry the remains of one of the dead at a cemetery on January 19, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Humanitarian aid is beginning to reach many of the survivors of last week's deadly magnitude 7.0 earthquake amid fatalities estimated in the tens of thousands and widespread devastation.
Peruvian UN peacekeepers secure the entrance of the industrial area during a distribution of food by Dominican humanitarian workers January 19, 2010 in Port Au Prince, Haiti.
One year old Misa Gureline Bestige reacts as she wakes up from sleeping on the street with her family and other displaced people in in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, Jan. 18, 2010. Troops, doctors and aid workers flowed into Haiti on Monday even while hundreds of thousands of Tuesday's quake victims struggled to find water or food. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Bill Clinton, former President and U.N. special envoy for Haiti, right, greets a woman during a visit to the General Hospital in Port-au-Prince, Monday, Jan. 18, 2010. Clinton promised that his foundation would provide medicine and a generator to the capital's General Hospital in order to doctors there can work through the night. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
In a Jan. 18, 2010 photo provided by the American Red Cross, Winnie Romeril, American Red Cross, International Disaster Response Volunteer, carries Estphane Shan towards a First Aid Post in in Croix Desprez, Poort-au-Prince, Haiti. (AP Photo/American Red Cross, Talia Frenkel)
Former president and U.N. special envoy for Haiti Bill Clinton, right, talks to airport workers unloading relief supplies at the airport in Port-au-Prince, Monday, Jan. 18, 2010.
People take goods from buildings collapsed during last week's earthquake in the market area of Port-au-Prince, Monday, Jan. 18, 2010. Violence and looting broke up in Port-au-Prince as earthquake survivors scavenged for anything they could find in the ruins. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)
A nurse feeds a quake-injured baby at the Israeli Field Hospital in Port-au-Prince, Monday, Jan. 18, 2010. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)
People fight for goods taken from collapsed stores in Port-au-Prince, Monday, Jan. 18, 2010. Violence and looting broke up in Port-au-Prince as earthquake survivors scavenged for anything they could find in the ruins. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
A man lies on the floor as he grimaces in pain after being injured during scuffles among people taking goods from quake-damaged stores in downtown Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, Jan. 18, 2010. Violence and looting broke up in Port-au-Prince as earthquake survivors scavenged for anything they could find in the ruins. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
A youth wearing a carnival mask stands in front of quake-damaged buildings in Port-au-Prince, Monday, Jan. 18, 2010. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
People fight for goods taken from collapsed stores in Port-au-Prince, Monday, Jan. 18, 2010. Violence and looting broke up in Port-au-Prince as earthquake survivors scavenged for anything they could find in the ruins. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
People fight for goods taken from collapsed stores in Port-au-Prince, Monday, Jan. 18, 2010. Violence and looting broke up in Port-au-Prince as earthquake survivors scavenged for anything they could find in the ruins. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
This photo provided by the U.S. Navy shows members of the Los Angeles County Fire Department Search and Rescue Team clearing debris at a collapsed building in downtown Port-au-Prince, Jan. 17, 2010. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy, Justin Stumberg)
A boy injured during last week's earthquake is treated at the Israeli Field Hospital in Port-au-Prince, Monday, Jan. 18, 2010. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)
A woman gestures in the market area in Port-au-Prince, Monday, Jan. 18, 2010. Violence and looting broke up in Port-au-Prince as earthquake survivors scavenged for anything they could find in the ruins. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
People begs for food and water outside a supermarket in Port-au-Prince, Monday, Jan. 18, 2010. Troops, doctors and aid workers flowed into Haiti on Monday even while hundreds of thousands of Tuesday's quake victims struggled to find water or food. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
People fight for goods taken from collapsed stores in Port-au-Prince, Monday, Jan. 18, 2010. Violence and looting broke up in Port-au-Prince as earthquake survivors scavenged for anything they could find in the ruins. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Men fight for goods taken from quake-damaged stores in downtown Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, Jan. 18, 2010. Looting spread to more parts of downtown as hundreds of people clambered up broken walls to break into shops and take whatever they could find. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
Avi Berman, of Israel, sits next to a baby that was rescued from the collapsed house where his parents died during last week's earthquake at and Israeli Field Hospital in Port-au-Prince, Monday, Jan. 18, 2010. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)
This photo provided by the U.S. Navy shows members of the Los Angeles County Fire Department Search and Rescue Team clearing debris at a collapsed building in downtown Port-au-Prince, Jan. 17, 2010. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy, Justin Stumberg)
In this Jan. 17, 2010 photo released by the U.S. Air Force, an aerial view of downtown Port-au-Prince, Haiti is shown after a major earthquake devastated the area on Jan. 12. (AP Photo/U.S. Air Force, Master Sgt. Jeremy Lock)
People walk through fire and rubble in the market area in Port-au-Prince, Monday, Jan. 18, 2010. On the streets, people are still dying, pregnant women are giving birth and the injured are showing up in wheelbarrows and on people's backs at hurriedly erected field hospitals after Tuesday's earthquake. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
In a Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010 photo, Red Cross volunteer Jean Baptiste Kostner gives medical attention to Samantha Eskvowitz as part of the Dominican Red Cross response team in Cite Soliel, Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (AP Photo/American Red Cross, Talia Frenkel)
US troops with the 82nd Airborne Division take cover as a helicopter takes off after unloading relief supplies for earthquake survivors in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, Jan. 18, 2010. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
People take goods from a quake-collapsed store in Port-au-Prince, Monday, Jan. 18, 2010. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)
People run with goods taken from stores that collapsed during last week's earthquake in the market area of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, Jan. 18, 2010. Looting spread to more parts of downtown as hundreds of people clambered up broken walls to break into shops and take whatever they can find. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
In a Jan. 17, 2010 photo provided by the American Red Cross, Haitian Red Cross volunteer Miname Glaude holds Michel Laurent, 15 mos. old, at a Red Cross medical center in Croix de Priez, Haiti. (AP Photo/American Red Cross, Talia Frenkel)
In this Jan. 17, 2010 photo released by the U.S. Navy, members of the Los Angeles County Fire Department Search and Rescue Team rescue a Haitian woman from a collapsed building in downtown Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy, Justin Stumberg)
In this Jan. 17, 2010 photo released by the U.S. Navy, an air crewman drops humanitarian aid in support of earthquake relief efforts in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy, Justin Stumberg)
People take goods from collapsed stores in the market area in Port-au-Prince, Monday, Jan. 18, 2010. Violence and looting broke up in Port-au-Prince as earthquake survivors scavenged for anything they could find in the ruins. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
In a Jan. 17, 2010 photo provided by the American Red Cross,American Red Cross volunteer Renette Danger examines Kemsia Louis at a Red Cross medical center in Croix de Priez, Haiti. (AP Photo/American Red Cross, Talia Frenkel)
In this Jan. 17, 2010 photo released by the U.S. Air Force, an aerial view of Port-au-Prince, Haiti is shown after a major earthquake devastated the area on Jan. 12. (AP Photo/U.S. Air Force, Master Sgt. Jeremy Lock)
Displaced Haitians whose homes were either destroyed or too unsafe to return to, wake up on the street in the aftermath of Tuesday's earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, Jan. 18, 2010. Survivors live outside for fear of unstable buildings and aftershocks. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
One year old Misa Gureline Bestige reacts as she wakes up from sleeping on the street with her family and other displaced people in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, Jan. 18, 2010. Survivors live outside for fear of unstable buildings and aftershocks after Tuesday's earthquake. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
A woman walks through earthquake rubble in the market area in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, Jan. 18, 2010. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
People take goods from buildings collapsed during last week's earthquake in the market area of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, Jan. 18, 2010. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
A woman sweeps debris out of the street in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, Jan. 18, 2010. On the streets, people are still dying, pregnant women are giving birth and the injured are showing up in wheelbarrows and on people's backs at hurriedly erected field hospitals. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
In this Jan. 17, 2010 photo released by the U.S. Air Force, U.S. citizens wait to be evacuated from Toussaint Louverture International Airport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti after a major earthquake devastated the area on Jan. 12.
Elliane Garcon cries as she watches the body of her husband, Rene Morancy, being dumped from a front loader into a truck as crews remove bodies from the streets in the aftermath of Tuesday's earthquake in Port-au-Prince
An injured girl is feed by a hospital volunteer at the general hospital in Port-au-Prince, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010.
An officer aims at people taking goods from quake-damaged stores in Port-au-Prince, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010.
A national police officer throws a tear gas grenade during riots in Port-au-Prince, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010.
Men carrying a stolen pot past a burning body in Port-au-Prince, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010.
In this photo provided by the U.N., United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon speaks with displaced Haitians during his trip to Port au Prince, Haiti on Sunday Jan. 17, 2010.
In this Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010 photo released by the U.S. Navy, people crowd on to a boat during an evacuation in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Survivors of Tuesday's earthquake extend their arms as U.S. troops with the 82nd Airborne Division distribute water in Port-au-Prince, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010.
Haitians board a bus to leave Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010.
Some of the earthquake-devastated areas of Port-au-Prince, Haiti are seen in an aerial photo, Sunday Jan. 17, 2010.
A woman run with stolen items from a collapsed store as a Haitian police officer looks on in Port-au-Prince, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010.
In this photo provided by MINUSTAH, Bolivian UN peacekeepers distribute water and meals to the residents in Cite Soleil
People, one holding up a knife, fight for goods taken from collapsed stores in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010.
In this Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010 photo released by the U.S. Navy, Naval Air Crewman 2nd Class Jason Harold, of Goldsboro, N.C., transfers a young Haitian earthquake victim from a Seahawk helicopter during a medical evacuation in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Men carry water in Port-au-Prince, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010.
A girl smiles at Park Boyer, which has been turned into a temporary camp for people whose homes have been destroyed, in the Petionville neighborhood of Port-au-Prince on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010. (AP Photo/Michael Laughlin, Sun-Sentinel)
A United Nations worker, who was just rescued from the collapsed United Nations headquarters building, responds to questions from medical personnel as he is carried to a temporary clinic in Port-au- Prince, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010.
People ride with a coffin on top of a car as they arrive at the morgue in the aftermath of Tuesday's earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Friday, Jan. 15, 2010.
Earthquake survivors line up for food distributed by the UN near Cite Soleil in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010.
Youths collect empty boxes after a food distribution by the UN near Cite Soleil in Port-au-Prince, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010.
In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, looters fight for a bag of materials in Haitian capital Port-au-Prince on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010.
A woman prays during Mass held outside of the city's main Cathedral in Port-au-Prince, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010
A woman pleads with surgeon Dr. Augustine outside at a state-run hospital, to bandage up her daughter's legs as Augustine makes rounds to determine injuries and necessary treatment in Port au Prince, Friday, Jan. 15, 2010.
People wave towards a helicopter in Port-au-Prince, Friday, Jan. 15, 2010. A powerful earthquake struck Haiti Tuesday
A rescue worker from Luxemburg rest with his search dog at the tarmac of the airport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday, Jan. 15, 2010. Search-and-rescue, medical and other specialists from different countries continue to arrive in Haiti after the powerful earthquake that hit the country on Tuesday
People look for survivors in the wreckage of the collapsed Catherine Flon school in Carrefour, outskirts of Port-au-Prince, Friday, Jan. 15, 2010.
Bodies of earthquake victims lie in an open mass grave in Sous Pianet, just south of Port-au-Prince
People line up to for gasoline in Port-au-Prince, Haiti Friday, Jan. 15, 2010.
A man, wearing a face mask as a precaution against infections, walks past the collapsed Cathedral of Port-au-Prince, Friday, Jan. 15, 2010.
A cemetery worker rests before burying another earthquake victim in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010
A man looks for a body among hundreds of earthquake victims at the morgue in Port-au-Prince, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010.
People carry an injured earthquake survivor in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010.
Displaced people gather in an open area in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010.
In this photo released by the United Nations, buildings affected by an earthquake lay in ruins in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010.
People carry a coffin containing the remains of an earthquake victim to a home for burial in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2010
In this Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010 photo released by the Philippine Mission to the United Nations, police officers from the Philippines and China search for colleagues who may be trapped in the rubble of the United Nations Police Headquarters in Port-au-Prince
A woman lifts a cloth to see the face of an earthquake victim lying in the street in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010
An injured earthquake survivor receives treatment at a medical clinic set up at MINUSTAH's logistics base in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
A man looks through the collapsed rubble of St. Gerard Church and School in Port-au-Prince, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010
A group of women react in disbelief as the body of the daughter of a woman, at center, is missing after the earthquake, in Port-au-Prince
Earthquake survivors wave to a helicopter flying over Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010.
A woman injured during Tuesday's earthquake eats while lying on a street in Port-au-Prince, Friday, Jan. 15, 2010.
People fight over goods scavenged from the rubble of buildings collapsed during Tuesday's earthquake in Port-au-Princeac
People wait for medical attention in Port-au-Prince, Friday, Jan. 15, 2010
Scavengers look for goods amid the rubble
People, carrying scavenged goods, run away from the police in Port-au-Prince, Friday, Jan. 15, 2010
Scavengers look for goods amid the rubble of collapsed buildings in Port-au-Prince, Friday, Jan. 15, 2010
An injured child waits for medical attention in front of a damaged hospital in Carrefour, in the outskirts of Port-au-Prince
A body is buried in the rubble of a hotel in the aftermath of an earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti Friday, Jan. 15, 2010
A victim is carried into the Hospital Universitaire de la Paix in Port-au-Prince, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010
In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, members of a Chinese emergency rescue team inspect the collapsed headquarters of the U.N. Stabilization Mission in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010. Desperately needed aid from around the world slowly made its way Thursday into the capital after Tuesday's magnitude-7.0 earthquake.
In this photo release by China's Xinhua News Agency, a doctor of the Chinese emergency rescue team, left, treats an injured child
Bodies of earthquake victims lie on th street in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010

Haiti's government is ready to lead the relief and reconstruction effort after the devastating earthquake which killed as many as 200,000 people and left an estimated 1.5 million homeless.

Speaking at a conference on the tragedy in Montreal yesterday, Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive, said: "Haitians continue to work in precarious conditions but it is in the position to assume the leadership expected of it by its people in order to relaunch the country on the path to reconstruction," Mr Bellerive said.



But with squabbles breaking out between some countries on the effectiveness of the relief effort so far, Mr Bellerive nonetheless insisted that his country will continue to need "massive" assistance in the wake of the 7.0-magnitude quake which struck two weeks ago.



He said Haiti needed the world to stick with it for at least five to 10 years.



Foreign and overseas aid ministers gathered for the one-day meeting billed as a first step towards generating an international blueprint for long-term recovery for Haiti. The aid effort has been momentous in scope, not least on the part of the United States, yet difficulties with distribution and coordination have meant that aid still has not reached many survivors.



Even as the Montreal meeting was starting, Italy's foreign minister, Franco Frattini, found himself mending a diplomatic rift after a cabinet colleague dispatched to Haiti spoke disparagingly of the relief effort in general and of the role played by the US military. Guido Bertolaso, the civil protection minister, said that the US intervention had been "pathetic".



"We very much appreciate the American leadership of all this," Mr Frattini countered during a visit to Washington. "Mr Bertolaso ... has attacked American and international organisations head on. The Italian government does not share these statements," he added.



Hillary Clinton, the US Secretary of State, said on her way to Montreal that the military has been vital to the first response in Haiti. The United States currently has roughly 13,000 pairs of boots either in the country or just offshore. "What we see is an enormously committed and effective international effort that could not succeed without additional military assets," she said. "It's just easier for the United States to get there first because Haiti is our neighbour."



The remarks by Mr Bertolaso will inevitably have left Washington rankled. Of the American military presence, he said: "It's a truly powerful show of force, but it's completely out of touch with reality. They don't have close rapport with the territory and they certainly don't have a rapport with international organisations and aid groups."



Singling out former US President, Bill Clinton, for arriving in Haiti, helping with handing out clean water and then leaving again, Mr Bertolaso accused some organisations of "putting on a vanity show for the television cameras instead of rolling up their sleeves".



He went on: "Unfortunately there's this need to make a bella figura in front of the television cameras rather than focusing on underneath the debris."

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