The latest casualty reports say the death toll from last week's earthquake in Haiti could be as high as 200,000. The European Commission also says 1.5 million people are homeless.
Meanwhile, aid to quake victims has increased, but relief workers say pockets of violence in the capital of Port-au-Prince are slowing food, water and supply deliveries.
Haitian pharmacist Raymond Saintfort says, "I simply don't understand what is taking the foreigners so long." But today dawns with new potential for reinforcements to aid in security and relief efforts. The United Nations Security Council is expected to approve additional peacekeeping forces. Some 2,000 U.S. Marines are parked offshore on ships.
U.N. humanitarian chief John Holmes says some planned U.N. food distribution points are not up and running. And the U.N. World Food Program says it needs 100 million prepared meals over the next 30 days.
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