Sunday, January 31, 2010

Disaster In Haiti -- News Updates January 31, 2010

US Sailors assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 prepare to load an injured Haitian man onto an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter in Grand Goave, Haiti, Jan. 25, 2010. Photo: US Navy

Desperation Grows In Haiti, Officials Worry About Santitation As Well As Food, Water, Shelter -- Canadian Press

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A lack of sanitation threatens to create killer diseases in the vast refugee camps where hundreds of thousands of earthquake survivors have crammed in together, relief officials said Saturday, as the need for latrines increasingly joined food and water and shelter as major concerns.

Just one portable toilet serves about 2,000 people in a sprawling camp across from the collapsed National Palace, forcing most to use a gutter next to where vendors cook food and mothers struggle to bathe their children.

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More News On The Disaster In Haiti

Haiti Earthquake (Full Coverage) -- Yahoo News
Latest Updates on the Crisis in Haiti -- The Lede/New York Times
Full Coverage from CBS News -- CBS News
Haiti Earthquake (Full Coverage) -- BBC
Haiti earthquake: News updates -- CNN
Haiti earthquake updates -- The Telegraph
Live: Haiti earthquake - latest updates -- Times Online
Haiti Updates -- The Guardian
Haiti – All coverage -- Christian Science Monitor

Massive food distribution to begin Sunday in Port-au-Prince -- CNN
UN begins major Haiti food distribution programme -- BBC
Women-only food sites open in Haiti -- CBC
Relief workers in Haiti hand out 'women only' aid coupons in new distribution strategy -- Canadian Press
UN sets up women-only food aid in Haiti -- The Independent
U.N. to set up 16 food distribution sites in quake-devastated Port-au-Prince - -Washington Post
Food Distribution Retooled; Americans Arrested -- New York Times

U.S. Airlifts of Haitian Earthquake Victims on Hold Over Logistics -- ABC News
Money spat didn't stall Haiti evacuations: US -- ABC News (Australia)
U.S. suspends Haitian medical flights as Florida hospitals run short of capacity -- Washington Post
U.S. Halts Haiti Airlift Over Cost Dispute -- CBS News
US Military Suspends Medical Evacuations from Haiti -- Voice of America
U.S. Military Suspends Evacuations of Haitian Quake Victims -- Wall Street Journal
Haiti quake victims stranded as U.S. medical airlift stalls -- McClatchy News

Haiti: Americans Improperly Took Children -- CBS News
Haiti arrests US nationals over child 'abductions' -- BBC
Americans arrested taking children out of Haiti -- Reuters
Haiti Officials Arrest 10 U.S. Baptists for 'Rescuing' Orphans -- Christian Post

Military official: U.S. hospital ship in Haiti near capacity -- CNN
More deaths feared when foreign medics leave Haiti -- Reuters
Haitians in makeshift camps organize 'platoons' to provide services -- Christian Science Monitor
WHO: Risk of Epidemics in Haiti Increasing -- Voice of America
Haiti Is Again a Canvas for Approaches to Aid -- New York Times
US Military Center Assesses Haitian Needs -- Voice of America
Quake has rendered Haiti's government powerless -- Globe And Mail
Money slowly trickling into Port-au-Prince, Haiti as banks and wire transfer offices begin to reopen -- New York Daily News
In Haiti, body hunters seek to unite the living with the dead -- McClatchy News
Haiti’s earthquake survivors turn to cockfighting to raise spirits -- Times Online
Haitian Earthquake Victim's Sketches Show Disaster, Relief -- Voice of America

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