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.
In the first critical hours of a disaster, a controlling entity must keep the airport open, clear the roads, maintain order, and prepare for the arrival of help.
The USS Vinson, which arrived in Haiti days after the earthquake, is the largest US naval contribution to relief efforts. It will leave behind more than 15 other naval ships.
This weekend's arrest of 10 members of an Idaho-based Baptist charity for trying to take 33 Haitian children across the border with the Dominican Republic without proper paperwork has become an international incident.
A baby waits in a basket to board a train in Nanjing, northeastern China.
Small groups have taken it upon themselves to establish security, organize aid deliveries, and maintain a minimum of sanitation in the sprawling 'tent cities' that cropped up in the wake of the Jan. 12 earthquake.
An Angolan boy plays football on the beach in Benguela on Jan. 29 during the African Nations Cup football tournament taking place in the country.
Haiti’s earthquake reversed a decades-long provinces-to-capital migration, driving as many as 1 million Haitians from overburdened Port-au-Prince. Haitian officials are now see an opportunity to 'decentralize' the country.
Al Hilal soccer team players celebrate with the trophy after clinching the Saudi Zain Premier League. Al Hilal defeated Ettifaq in their match at King Fahd Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Thursday.
The US Embassy in the Haiti capital of Port-au-Prince has been overwhelmed by Haitians seeking help or a way out of their troubled country. The US ambassador says he understands the humanitarian need, but stresses the embassy is focusing on US citizens and their relatives.