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International aid begins to arrive in Haiti

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International aid begins to arrive in Haiti


Help is arriving in Haiti but much more food, water and medicine is needed to save a maximum of lives.

The airport at Port-au-Prince is operational. And, as cargo planes from across the world arrive, the challenge is to get vital supplies to those who need them as quickly as possible.

A team from Belgium’s emergency rapid reaction team B-Fast set off last night, bound for the Caribbean. As well as purifying water, the mission has a double task.

“We are taking two types of gear: equipment to break concrete and rescue people and medical equipment to set up a field hospital,” said B-Fast coordinator Geert Gijs.

International rescue teams with sniffer dogs have also been setting off for Haiti to seek out signs of life in the rubble. With the world in shock at the number of dead, the priority now is to find the living.

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