By Mark Memmott
Nine days after the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti, aid continues to flow in (though getting it to desperate people remains very difficult), rescue teams continue to search for a dwindling number of survivors and medical teams from the U.S. and other nations are ramping up the care they're giving to the injured.
And, as NPR's Corey Flintoff reported for Morning Edition, in neighborhoods of Port-au-Prince that were already desperately poor, conditions are now even worse. The people of one slum have taken it upon themselves, he says, to organize rescue efforts and remove the dead:
Update at 4 p.m. ET:
Update at 2 p.m. ET: New 'We Are The World' Recording Will Raise Money For Haitian Relief.
Update at 12:15 p.m. ET: Aid Continues To Pour In; Much More On Way; 1,400 Flights On 'Wait List'.
Some other headlines and latest developments:
-- Miami Herald -- "Security In Haiti Still A Challenge; Businesses Look To Reopen": "It's a pressing challenge, given how few police there are and how many hungry and desperate citizens they face. Though the growing military presence is being felt, and some business owners say they feel safe enough to reopen, anxiety about security permeates the Port-au-Prince metro area. Before the quake, 4,500 Haitian policemen were assigned to Port-au-Prince. Now, less than half are on the streets. More than 100 died in the quake, including 40 in Delmas who perished when the police station collapsed."
-- The New York Times -- "Nightmare In Haiti: Untreated Illness And Injury": "A strong aftershock rattled Haiti once again on Wednesday, causing even more physical damage and further traumatizing the jittery population. But the authorities said the biggest dangers now facing survivors of last week's major earthquake were untreated wounds and rising disease, not falling debris."
-- Morning Edition -- "U.S., Other Donors Eye Billions To Rebuild Haiti": NPR's Michele Kelemen reports that "The U.S. and its partners are discussing a multiyear, multibillion-dollar aid package to help rebuild Haiti after last week's devastating earthquake. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will meet with her counterparts in Montreal on Monday at a conference of international donors with the aim of 'helping Haiti build back better,' Clinton said."
-- CNN.com -- U.S. Military To Protect Relief Teams: "The U.S. military will now station aid officials in the Port-au-Prince airport control tower to assess the contents of each flight, to prioritize landings and ease the flow of aid. The military also will provide security for U.N. relief teams, which had not been able to operate at night without protection."
-- Morning Edition -- Survivors Praise U.S. Effort To Get Food To Them: NPR's Jason Beaubien reports on the massive effort being made by the U.S. military to get food to survivors. Haitians praise the Americans' work, which is the first such large-scale effort by any country now helping the people of Haiti. But much more is going to be needed:
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