Yesterday's arrival of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson relieved pressure on Port-au-Prince's jammed airport, allowing an 82nd Airborne Division to hand out food, water and supplies within hours. And while 24 U.S. helicopters are flying relief missions, supplies and time are running out.
As of Friday afternoon, World Vision was waiting for its first flight of relief supplies, USA Today reported. "It's a good start, but we don't have a lot of margin for error," Laura Blank, of World Vision, said. "We still need more resources."
"The initial stunned calm that was over the population is rapidly turning to despair and in many cases anger," says Ron Pierre of Baptist Haiti Mission. "There is a real danger of things turning very ugly, potentially for those who are beginning to arrive to help."
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