Photos: Medical Teams Wait For Access

  • The Georgia 3 Disaster Medical Assistance Team had been trying to get to Haiti since Thursday, but their plane was diverted to an island 90 miles to the north. On Sunday, they boarded a C-130 transport plane to Port-au-Prince.
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    The Georgia 3 Disaster Medical Assistance Team had been trying to get to Haiti since Thursday, but their plane was diverted to an island 90 miles to the north. On Sunday, they boarded a C-130 transport plane to Port-au-Prince.
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  • The team arrives at the Port-au-Prince Toussaint L'Ouverture Airport on Sunday after spending three days on the island of Providenciales in Turks and Caicos.
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    The team arrives at the Port-au-Prince Toussaint L'Ouverture Airport on Sunday after spending three days on the island of Providenciales in Turks and Caicos.
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  • Lou Raeder, the logistics specialist for the Georgia team, helps direct personnel Sunday on the grounds of the American Embassy in Port-au-Prince.
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    Lou Raeder, the logistics specialist for the Georgia team, helps direct personnel Sunday on the grounds of the American Embassy in Port-au-Prince.
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  • Disaster assistance teams from Georgia, California and Massachusetts hold a kite-making contest Sunday to pass the time and keep up morale. Days after leaving for Haiti, they still have not been able to get into the field to treat patients.
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    Disaster assistance teams from Georgia, California and Massachusetts hold a kite-making contest Sunday to pass the time and keep up morale. Days after leaving for Haiti, they still have not been able to get into the field to treat patients.
    Photos by John Poole/NPR
  • The team eats ready-to-eat meals, or MREs, for dinner on Sunday night. They are eating and sleeping in the open on the embassy grounds.
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    The team eats ready-to-eat meals, or MREs, for dinner on Sunday night. They are eating and sleeping in the open on the embassy grounds.
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  • The team settles in for the evening outside the embassy. They hope to get into the field soon, but still don't have the military protection they are told they need.
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    The team settles in for the evening outside the embassy. They hope to get into the field soon, but still don't have the military protection they are told they need.
    Photos by John Poole/NPR
  • Melinda Pethel, a medical technician with the Georgia disaster assistance team, carries a baby into the American Embassy in Port-a-Prince on Monday. The baby arrived with a group from a Haitian orphanage.
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    Melinda Pethel, a medical technician with the Georgia disaster assistance team, carries a baby into the American Embassy in Port-a-Prince on Monday. The baby arrived with a group from a Haitian orphanage.
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