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(Port-au-Prince: Katie Couric) The situation in Haiti after the earthquake reviewed; details given about the fear of disease, looters in the streets and the lack of basic necessities; death toll estimate cited. [President OBAMA – says you will not be forsaken.] The problem of getting aid to the people and the search for survivors featured; scenes shown from the Port-au-Prince airport of international rescue teams, police & aid planes, and of debris and bodies in the streets, makeshift hospitals, a team from Fairfax, Virginia pulling Estonian Tarmo Joveer from the collapsed U.N. headquarters; aerial scenes shown of the destruction. [OBAMA – says we stand in solidarity with our neighbors to the south.] [DOCTOR – comments.] [US Coast Guard PILOT – explains his mission to direct relief operations.] [Fairfax County Urban Search & Rescue Sam GRAY- comments on the effort to save people.] Concern about violence noted; statistics on U.N. peacekeeping forces & US soldiers & Marines cited.
(Port-au-Prince: Kelly Cobiella) The desperation in the streets of Port-au-Prince featured; scenes shown of gangs armed with machetes, people taking stuff from stores, bodies, shocked & grieving survivors, volunteers digging graves, the collapsed presidential palace. [Haitian American Frantz SMITH, MAN - say we need help.] The lack of police discussed.
(Port-au-Prince: Katie Couric) The ratio of doctors to people in Haiti cited.
(Port-au-Prince: Byron Pitts) The urgent need for medical help featured; scenes shown of the wrecked hospital, a local healer trying to mend a broken arm, the sick & injured singing; details given about the response from the US & Doctors Without Borders. [Jamaican Dr. Tyrone GILL- comments on trying to care for hundreds of wounded and the need to amputate due to gangrene.] The concern about dysentery discussed.
(Port-au-Prince: Katie Couric) Report introduced.
(Pentagon: David Martin) The response of the US military outlined; scenes shown of paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne arriving in Port-au-Prince; details given about aid from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, an amphibious task force, the hospital ship Comfort. [US Southern Command Gen. Douglas FRASER- says we’re working to get there as soon as we can.] [State Department spokesman P.J. CROWLEY- comments on the gridlock at the airport.] [US Coast Guard district commander R/Adm. Steve BRANHAM- comments on the damage to Haiti’s port.]
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