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Susan Westwood, a paediatric nurse from Scotland working at an orphanage outside Port-au-Prince, tells the BBC that they only have enough supplies to last five days. "It is what happens to us after that, that is concerning us," she says. "We are having to very careful with food and water."
The US military is sending a ground assessment team to Haiti and one of its P-3 Orion patrol aircraft has been doing aerial reconnaissance, a Pentagon spokesman has said, according to the Reuters news agency.
"Israel’s Government Press Office issued the following statement today: Jan 12, 2010 – A major earthquake struck the capital of impoverished Haiti on Tuesday, toppling many buildings and burying thousands of people under the rubble. The magnitude 7.0 quake, whose epicenter was inland only 10 miles (16 km) from Port-au-Prince, sent panic-stricken people into the streets as clouds of dust and smoke from falling buildings rose into the sky. Tens of thousands of people were left homeless and injured. IsraAID members have been in direct contact with local partners on the ground who together will be treating the injured and offering expertise to the local government. A 12-man search-and-rescue team, which includes emergency medical staff are in the process of leaving to the field. IsraAID has turned to the Israeli public in request for donations to support the Israeli civilian aid. Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and has a history of destructive natural disasters. Some 9,000 U.N. police and troops are stationed there to maintain order. The Israeli Defense Force Issued the following statement: An Israeli delegation including Ministry of Foreign Affairs, IDF Home Front Command and IDF Medical Corp Personnel has departed at 11:30 Israel time to the Republic of Haiti in order to examine the possibilities of offering aid following the recent earthquake. The delegation includes engineering, medical, logistics and rescue experts from the IDF Home Front Command. Binyamin Netanyahu issued the following statement: PM Netanyahu Orders Aid Delegation to Haiti (Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser) Following the tragic earthquake in Haiti, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today (Wednesday), 13.1.10, ordered Defense Ministry, Foreign Ministry and Public Security Ministry officials to quickly consider how to render humanitarian assistance to the Caribbean nation. To this end, an advance IDF Home Front Command, IDF Medical Corps and Foreign Ministry delegation has already departed for Haiti . Israeli Ambassador to the Dominican Republic Amos Radian has been instructed to proceed to Haiti in order to report on the situation there. The Israeli Embassy in the US has been instructed to be in contact with American aid officials in order to coordinate humanitarian assistance and rescue activities and adapt them to the needs of the affected area."
German foreign minister Guido Westerwelle just told a news conference in Berlin he could not rule out German casualties. "I'm shocked by the dimensions of the earthquake disaster. We sent our sympathy and solidarity to the friends and relatives of the victims. We mourn with the people of Haiti. The German government will make available 1 million euros in humanitarian aid to Haiti immediately even if we all know that is only a small amount to relieve suffering. In view of the scope of the disaster, I can't exclude at this point that Germans are also victims. We hope not but unfortunately we can't rule that out."
NEW YORK, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines and AMR Corp's American Airlines said on Wednesday that they had canceled flights to and from Haiti following the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that may have killed thousands of people. Delta, the world's largest airline, canceled its flight from New York's John F Kennedy International Airport to Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital, said company spokesman Anthony Black. American Airlines flew its last flight from Haiti to Miami Tuesday night around 6:45 p.m., according to spokesman Tim Smith.
The U.S could begin using C-130 aircraft to start flying emergency supplies to Haiti later today and U.S. Navy ships at bases on the East Coast told to be prepared to leave for Haiti, according to Defense officials