Some incidents of violence in Haiti have hindered
rescue workers trying to help earthquake victims, a top official
leading the US government's relief efforts said Sunday.
humanitarian aid requires a safe and secure environment, said Lt. Gen.
Ken Keen of the US Southern Command. While streets have been largely
calm, he said, violence has been increasing.
"We are going to have to address the situation of security,"
Keen said. "We've had incidents of violence that impede our ability to
support the government of Haiti and answer the challenges that this
Keen said about 1,000 US troops are in Haiti and that 3,000
more are working from ships. More than 12,000 US forces are expected to
be in the region by Monday.
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