Man Reportedly Found In Rubble, More Than Two Weeks After Quake

There's been little information in Haiti about a man pulled from the rubble of a store Tuesday.

The 35-year-old says he had been trapped since the earthquake, more than two weeks ago. U.S. soldiers have treated him for a broken leg and severe dehydration.

Meanwhile, the international aid effort in Haiti remains hampered by an overloaded airport and crippled seaport.

European officials say there's a seven-day backlog of some 800 to 1,000 aid flights still awaiting permission to land. U.N. spokeswoman Elisabeth Byrs says "trucks are needed," especially small trucks because "the streets are extremely congested."

U.N. relief coordinator John Holmes estimates that 2 million people need food, but only 500,000 have received some so far.

Brazilian troops fired pepper spray on a jostling, rowdy crowd of earthquake survivors waiting for food.

The medical picture has improved, but remains critical.

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  • by Data Man on Jan 27, 2010 at 11:42 AM
    God's grace and mercy!!
  • by Anonymous on Jan 27, 2010 at 06:56 AM
    The today show reported that this man was found under rubble on Miracle Street! I'd say he's definitely a miracle to have been able to survive so long!
  • by debra Location: kinston on Jan 27, 2010 at 05:28 AM
    Wow ! I realize that there has to be "order" when passing out the food and supplies, but its just heartbreaking to think that these hungry, dehydrated and terrified people are being sprayed with pepper sad !

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