Tensions in the Hatian capital Port-au-Prince are close to boiling point as survivors grow ever more hungary and thirsty and desperation takes hold.
The authorities claim the rule of law is under threat and could well break down if aid fails to reach those in most need.
One survivor said food is now a major issue:
“I’m hungry. Everyone is hungry.”
In some flattened neighourhoods looting , scavanging and fighting over scraps are widespread, in others survivors are finding comfort just being together with friends and family.
The UN says that help is at hand and that relief will get to those in need once a coordinated distribution system is put in place.