U.S. airlifts humanitarian aid to Haiti after deadly earthquake
Why it matters: Quickly getting resources to remote communities made vulnerable by the earthquake is the focus of the $32 million U.S. relief effort. Aid efforts will be coordinated with several humanitarian groups already in the country.
- Troops under the direction of Miami-based U.S. Southern Command have delivered about 265,000 pounds of relief materials, per AP.
What they're saying: "We’re just trying to get as much material out to the most affected areas as fast as we can. If you do that, then the frustration level goes down," Tim Callahan, a disaster response team leader for USAID, told AP.
- "People need food, water, tents, tarps," Wilkens Sanon of the Mission of Hope Foundation said. "It is very, very bad right now."