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Many in Haiti still waiting for urgent aid

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Many in Haiti still waiting for urgent aid


Aid workers are attempting to speed up their relief efforts in Haiti, amid criticism that many victims have still not received crucial help.

12 days after the devastating earthquake a lot of aid is being distributed, but many people still complain they have not received food, water and medicine.

Some international aid groups, however, say the task before them is enormous and they are never going to meet the need as quickly as they would like.

Many survivors are camping out anywhere they can in Port-au-Prince. Hundreds of make-shift camps have sprung up across the city. Thousands of others have fled to other towns and villages.

One woman said: “I’m waiting for Jesus. God knows what to do with us.”

With many churches destroyed, Sunday services were held out in the open.

Authorities may have called off the official search and rescue phase, but some international teams have kept on digging. One man was found yesterday under the rubble in Port-au-Prince, the latest of more than 130 people found alive by overseas rescuers.

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