Aid Reaches More Survivors
Now, hundreds of thousands need relocation
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 22, 2010 5:04 PM CST
Haitians wake up at dawn in a makeshift camp for people whose home were either destroyed or badly damaged after earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday, Jan. 22, 2010.   (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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(Newser) – Improved logistics are allowing relief teams to deliver aid to an increasing number of victims in Port-Au-Prince and other areas of Haiti affected by the deadly earthquake. Given the time that has passed since the quake, disaster teams are switching their focus from search and rescue operations to relocation for the survivors. As many as 700,000 people are homeless, and hundreds of thousands are to be moved into tent cities, the Miami Herald reports.

Now that the seaport in Port-Au-Prince has partially reopened, the US military is using it in addition to newly operational airfields in Haiti and the Dominican Republic to distribute supplies. In Port-Au-Prince, some shops have reopened, and banks were open for the first time since the disaster today—though service was an issue. "I have children, they have to eat," said one mother of three who had waited 6 hours on line to gain access to her account.
 

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