Amid the the horribly difficult scenes of destruction and loss, NPR photographer David Gilkey sent us a few encouraging images today. Relief efforts are finally trickling in and smiles emerged amid the sadness at a soccer stadium in Port-au-Prince.
A Haitian woman receives her first ration of foreign aid in a soccer stadium in Port-au-Prince Saturday.
Some of those untouched by official relief efforts, founds ways to help each other.
There was also joy to be found on the faces of those who'd been rescued. It's hard to believe that the woman below had spend the previous 50 hours trapped in a pile of rubble.
Tragically, however, these are only a few fleeting moments in a vast sea of destruction. It's painful to browse through the photos that are emerging. And yet they tell the story so poignantly, it's hard to look away.
Keep checking back to the Picture Show for our latest updates. We are expecting new images not only from Gilkey, but also NPR photographer John Poole. After three nights stuck on the island of Providenciales, he has finally touched down in Haiti.
Husband and wife Mark and Cari Spradlin repack emergency medical supplies at a hotel on Providenciales Island while waiting for transport to Port-au-Prince.
Husband and wife Mark and Cari Spradlin repack emergency medical supplies at a hotel on Providenciales Island while waiting for transport to Port-au-Prince. John Poole/NPR