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Haiti: Trickle of Aid Reaches earthquake surviving Haitians

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The Voice of America reports U.S. officials say a trickle of international aid is reaching earthquake survivors in Haiti, but humanitarian needs far outpace delivery capabilities due to impassable roads, limited airlift capacity, and other challenges in the wake of last week's catastrophe. Meanwhile, anger and lawlessness have escalated in Port-au-Prince and surrounding communities, as desperation grows. Hunger, thirst, agony and heartbreak have formed a toxic emotional backdrop to Haiti's humanitarian disaster. Nations around the world are sending aid and personnel to Haiti, but nearly one week after the devastating quake struck, only limited quantities of life-saving food and water are reaching a destitute populace. The United States has launched a massive military and civilian relief operation for Haiti that is working to overcome a host of logistical challenges and obstacles. Let's talk about if this has been planned, and if the plan is to allow Haitans to die, tonight on the slugfest, If you can handle the truth."