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Doc got saw from shop to amputate

The world still cannot get enough food and water to the hungry and thirsty, one week after an earthquake shattered Haiti's capital.

The airport remains a bottleneck, the port is a shambles. The Haitian government is invisible, nobody has taken firm charge, and the police have largely given up.

Even as US troops landed in Seahawk helicopters on the manicured lawn of the National Palace in Port-au-Prince, the colossal efforts to help Haiti are proving inadequate because of the scale of the disaster.

"God has abandoned us! The foreigners have abandoned us!" yelled Micheline Ursulin, tearing at her hair as she rushed past a large pile of decaying bodies.

Three of her children died in the quake and her surviving daughter is in the hospital with broken limbs.

Rescue groups continue to work, even though time is running out for those buried.

Those found then need another miracle -- getting decent treatment in hospital. A surgeon said he had to buy a saw at the market when he ran out of equipment for amputations.

The US Air Force said it had raised the airport's daily capacity from 30 flights before the quake to 180.

The UN's World Food Programme said it needs to deliver 100 million ready-to-eat rations in the next 30 days. Based on pledges from the US, Italy and Denmark, it has 16 million on the way.


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