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U.S. Army officers arrive in Haiti to provide support to the country after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake devastated thousands. Photo: Richard Pierrin/Getty Images

The U.S. is now airlifting food, tarps and other supplies into the areas that were hardest hit by the Aug. 14 earthquake in Haiti, AP reports.

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.

By the numbers: The magnitude 7.2 earthquake killed more than 2,200 people and left another 12,000 people injured.

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."

Go deeper: U.S. pledges $32 million in aid to Haiti earthquake victims

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Senate Dems express "outrage over the cruel treatment" of Haitian migrants

Photo: Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) along with 15 other senators sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Secretary of State Antony Blinken this week denouncing the U.S. treatment of Haitian migrants and asylum-seekers at the border.

State of play: The senators called on the Biden administration to appoint a new special envoy for Haiti and work with international partners to secure protections for Haitian migrants, as well as solutions for "long-term stability of Haiti."

Oct 7, 2021 - World

Deadly earthquake strikes Pakistan

Residents gather next to the debris of their houses, which collapsed after an earthquake in the remote mountainous district of Harnai on Thursday. Photo: Banaras Khan/AFP via Getty Images

A 5.7 magnitude earthquake hit southern Pakistan on Thursday, causing killing at least 20 people and wounding more than 200 others, officials said, per Reuters.

The big picture: The shallow quake caused buildings to collapse as it struck about 3am local time, officials reported. Its epicenter was just over 6o miles east of Quetta, a city near the border with Afghanistan. The region is prone to quakes as it's situated where the Indian and Eurasian tectonic plates meet.

Ina Fried, author of Login
2 hours ago - Technology

Intel CEO sees making own chips as a matter of national security

Pat Gelsinger. Photo: Axios on HBO

Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger is putting the pressure on the U.S. government to help subsidize chip manufacturing, insisting the current reliance on plants in Taiwan and Korea as "geopolitically unstable."

Why it matters: There is bipartisan support for funding the domestic semiconductor industry, but Congress has yet to sign the check. The Senate has passed the CHIPS Act that includes $52 billion in semiconductor investment, but it has yet to pass the House.