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January 14, 2010
International rescue teams begin to arrive in Port-au-Prince

The magnitude of the loss of life and devastation from Haiti’s earthquake became more apparent today, as the Red Cross estimated that around 50,000 people have died.

A growing international rescue effort struggles to save the injured from dying, and aid organizations say that as many as three million people — a third of Haiti’s population — may be in need of help.

Port-au-Prince’s airport is the hub for humanitarian aid arriving from overseas — supplies as well as rescue teams. Worldfocus spoke with Laura Blank, who just arrived in Port-au-Prince to work with the relief group World Vision.

Watch our audio slideshow with Laura’s observations about the situation and photos from around the capital:

Images courtesy of UNPhoto and Coast Guard on Flickr, as well as Gwenn Goodale Mangine and Agencia Brasil.

For more Worldfocus coverage of Haiti, visit our extended coverage page: Haiti’s Poor.

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