Haiti Gov't Declares Quake Rescue Phase Over

GENEVA -- The United Nations says Haiti's government has declared the search and rescue phase for survivors of the earthquake over.

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says 132 people were pulled from the rubble alive by international search and rescue teams.

Spokeswoman Elisabeth Byrs said Saturday that humanitarian relief efforts are still being scaled up in the capital Port-au-Prince, Jacmel, Leogane and other areas affected by the Jan. 12 quake.


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  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Jan 23, 2010 at 02:18 PM
    Hot dog, the UN (the most useless organization in the world except the ACLU)and the Haiti Gov't declare rescue phase over. What more could anyone ask for, except maybe more survivors.
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