Hait rubble .
(photo credit: AP)
brothers aged 10 and seven were rescued from the rubble in Port au-Prince on
Wednesday morning and brought to the Israeli field hospital in the Haitian
boys were pulled out of the rubble by US forces a week after a devastating
earthquake shook the area.
ardent Roman Catholic who said she prayed constantly during her week under the
rubble was among the unlikely survivors of the epic Haitian earthquake.
full week after the magnitude-7 quake killed an estimated 200,000, left 250,000
injured and made 1.5 million homeless, search-and-rescue teams were emerging
from the ruins with improbable success stories. Experts have said that without
water, buried quake victims were unlikely to survive beyond three days.
in the capital, two women were pulled from a destroyed university building. And
near midnight Tuesday, a smiling and singing 26-year-old Lozama Hotteline was
carried to safety from a collapsed store in the Petionville neighborhood by the
French aid group Rescuers Without Borders.
at the cathedral compound site Tuesday managed to recover the body of the
archbishop, Monsignor Joseph Serge Miot, who was killed in the Jan. 12 quake.
said close to 100 people had been pulled from wrecked buildings by
international search-and-rescue teams. Efforts continued, with dozens of teams
sifting through Port-au-Prince's crumbled homes and buildings for signs of life.
the good news was overshadowed by the frustrating fact that the world still can't
get enough food and water to the hungry and thirsty.
World Food Program said more than 250,000 ready-to-eat food rations had been
by Tuesday, reaching only a fraction of the 3 million people thought to be in
desperate need. There have been anecdotal reports of starvation among the old
and infirm, but apparently no widespread starvation yet.
WFP said it needs to deliver 100 million ready-to-eat rations in the next 30
days. Based on pledges from the ,
and , it has
16 million in the pipeline.
as US troops landed in Seahawk helicopters Tuesday on the manicured lawn of the
the colossal efforts to help
were proving inadequate because of the scale of the disaster and the
limitations of the world's governments. Expectations exceeded what money, will
and military might have been able to achieve.
far, international relief efforts have been unorganized, disjointed and
insufficient to satisfy the great need. Doctors Without Borders says a plane
carrying urgently needed surgical equipment and drugs has been turned away five
times, even though the agency received advance authorization to land.
statement from Partners in Health, co-founded by the deputy UN envoy to ,
Dr. Paul Farmer, said the group's medical director estimated 20,000 people are
dying each day who could be saved by surgery. No details were provided on how
the figure was determined.