Red Cross rescuers help a man injured during scuffles among people taking goods from quake-damaged stores in Port-au-Prince, 18 Jan 2010
But looting, gang activity, scuffles continue to plague Port-au-PrinceU.S. and U.N. officials say the flow of aid to destitute Haitian earthquake survivors is improving, despite continued looting, gang activity, and scuffles on the streets of Port-au-Prince.
U.S. helicopters are at work in Haiti, ferrying food and water to distribution points in and around the devastated capital, where three million people struggle to survive.
General Ken Keen, who is commanding U.S. military relief operations in Haiti, says logistical obstacles to aid delivery are being overcome.
"Every day, we increase our capabilities to reach out [to Haitians in need]," he said.
That assessment is shared by the U.N. Emergency Relief Coordinator, John Holmes.
"What we are seeing is that the aid effort is beginning to scale up. We are all frustrated by the fact that there is not as much aid on the streets as anybody would like, but I think you will see that effort scaling up very rapidly," he said....