The kind of faith we just heard about may be in evidence on the streets of Port-au-Prince too. Several news reports from the earthquake-stricken city quote an often heard Creole phrase. ?Beni Swa Leternel? ? or ?Blessed be the Lord.?
Bottlenecks and infrastructure damage have been holding up aid efforts in Haiti. There is little sign of humanitarian supplies beyond the Port-au-Prince airport. We get an update from UN spokesman Vincenzo Pugliese.
President Barack Obama pledged one of the biggest relief efforts in recent U.S. history and said Haiti would ?not be forgotten? in its hour of need. One critical need is clean drinking water, as The World's Matthew Bell reports.
?Telecommunications isn't a luxury in emergency response. It's core to the mission,? says Paul Margie, US representative for the group Telecoms Sans Frontières (TSF). The World's technology correspondent Clark Boyd speaks with anchor Jeb Sharp.
Photojournalist Rick Loomis arrived in Port-au-Prince yesterday with a triage unit from Miami. He's put together a narrated slide show of the sights and sounds as emergency workers try to help victims of the earthquake.
Anchor Jeb Sharp speaks with Bob Poff, the disaster coordinator for Salvation Army. He was in Haiti at the time of the earthquake. He discusses what he and his team have been seeing as they struggle to get help to earthquake victims.
The horrific images coming out of Haiti aren't altogether unfamiliar. The impoverished country was nearly synonymous with tragedy for years. But last year optimism was beginning to blossom for some Haiti watchers. Amy Bracken has this reporter's notebook.