First lady Michelle Obama made a surprise visit to Haiti Tuesday as the country prepares for the rainy season, which begins next month. The US military plans to leave by June 1.
While there is still much work to be done, the security situation in Haiti has stabilized enough that some US forces will soon leave the country.
More than $1 billion in aid to Haiti has been pledged so far by governments from Guatemala to Greece. The UN and other groups are increasing food distribution by the day.
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As US troops arrive in Haiti, they are feeling overwhelmed by the sense of need. But they are also gaining experience and learning how to manage the situation.
Soldiers of the 82nd Airborne Division have distributed about 150,000 bottles of water and nearly 100,000 packaged meals in Haiti so far. But much more is needed for the earthquake's survivors.
The 82nd Airborne division helicoptered in to a golf course in the hills above Port-au-Prince, and is now running a camp for 50,000 displaced Haitians, struggling for food and water.
Viewed from a US Navy helicopter, Haitians in a destroyed Port-au-Prince neighborhood take refuge in a tent camp on a public square.
Military jets have begun delivering relief supplies as part of Haiti aid efforts in the wake of the earthquake, but it will take another week for a US Navy hospital ship to reach there. Parachute drops have been ruled out for now, for fear of riots.
Pentagon officials say they're moving as fast as they can, but logistical challenges mean it will be a week before a US Navy hospital ship arrives to help Haiti earthquake victims.