People wave at a helicopter in the center of Port-au-Prince. Former US presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush on Thursday accepted a request from President Barack Obama to raise funds for earthquake victims and relief efforts in Haiti, they said in a statement.(AFP/Thomas Coex)
It’s becoming very clear that the dead bodies that line Port-au-Prince roads and boulevards need to be given mass religious burial and last rights. The rescue is now well 48 hrs into the aftermath and still many survivors are trapped beneath rubble.
Naval assets have to begin to tackle the seaport to begin bringing in needed supplies this should be done like yesterday. Perhaps artificial ports can be set up and a land artery opened up to Port-au- Prince. Air is being bottlenecked as logistics at the airport is being overwelmed by the international support.
Dozens of bodies lie outside the morgue in Port-au-Prince. Rescuers raced against the clock Thursday to find survivors among thousands of corpses in quake-hit Haiti, as planeloads of international aid began arriving in the ruined nation AFP/Juan Barreto)
International Red Cross (ICRC) staff load emergency supplies bound for Haiti into a Ilyushin 76 aircraft at Cointrin airport, in Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010. Troops and planeloads of food and medicine trickled into Haiti on Thursday to aid a traumatized nation still rattled by aftershocks from a catastrophic earthquake that flattened homes and government buildings and buried countless people. The 40-tonne cargo includes specialized kits to help treat the wounded and a kit sufficient to cover the basic health needs of 10,000 people over a period of three months. Furthermore, the plane will carry 3,000 body bags and materials such as one tonne of chlorine that can be used for water treatment. It is due to arrive in or near Port-au-Prince on Friday.(AP Photo/Keystone, Martial Trezzini)
Earthquake survivors use water from a fountain to bathe in the central public garden of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010. An earthquake measuring more than 7 on the Richter scale hit Haiti on Tuesday, leaving thousands dead and many displaced.(AP Photo/Francois Mori)