The Haitian government aims to provide temporary shelter for each of the more than 1 million made homeless by the Jan. 12 quake, but given the pace of the aid delivery so far, that goal seems lofty.
Slowed by logistics at the airport and a weak infrastructure that makes transportation difficult, crucial food, water, and medical supplies are just now making it to many desperate Haitians.
As Haiti earthquake relief efforts continued, President Barack Obama joined with predecessors George W. Bush and Bill Clinton to appeal for donations and sent Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to the Caribbean nation.
Some 5,700 US marines and soldiers are expected to join Haitian earthquake relief efforts this weekend. The UN says its peacekeeping force should be in command. The US says no.
The Haiti earthquake, on top of the Haitian toll, has the United Nations confronting the largest single loss of life for its own personnel in its 65-year history.
The United Nation's is saying the head of the UN mission in Haiti is missing along with other key personnel after Tuesday's earthquake. There is mounting concern about the loss of some of the most experienced aid workers in Haiti at a time when they're needed most.
Participants approved a Copenhagen accord that sets out emissions-control objectives, sets a target of less than 2 degrees for global warming, and pledges $30 billion in aid to developing countries. The pact is not legally binding.
At the Copenhagen global warming talks, high-level delegations have arrived to kick negotiations into high gear. But the question of money to help poorer nations grapple with the effects of climate change remains a sticking point.
Climate experts insist leaked e-mails don’t undercut the science showing a warming planet. But public concern about global climate change is waning as delegates prepare to craft an international agreement at Copenhagen.