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US begins airdrops of food and water into Haiti
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Written by Danrok   
Tuesday, 19 January 2010 16:45

From the BBC:

The US military has begun airdropping food and water supplies into earthquake-hit Haiti.

 

Some 14,000 ready-to-eat meals and 15,000 litres of water were dropped north-east of the capital, Port-au-Prince, the US said.

 

It had earlier said airdrops were too risky but congestion at the airport has hampered aid distribution. The US is now considering airdrops across Haiti.

More than 2,000 US Marines are set to join 1,000 US troops on the ground.

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