Aid Groups Struggle to Help Haiti Victims

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Haitian earthquake victims are growing even more desperate as relief organizations struggle to get into the country to help with the humanitarian crisis.

One eyewitness account of the situation in Haiti has been described as "beyond description." And the situation continues to disintegrate with each passing day. Prayer is all some of the people have left.

Calherbe Monel is the director of the Christians United for Haiti. He explains his beliefs as to why disasters and suffering is hitting Haiti so hard and how people should be praying for the poverty-stricken country. Click play to watch the interview.

David Darg is the director of International Disaster Relief and Special Projects for Operation Blessing International.  He is with the OB team currently in Haiti.  Click here to read his blog.

CBN News International Correspondent George Thomas will be reporting from Haiti. Click here for his comments on the situation there.

An estimated three million Haitians are in need of water and food. The United Nations World Food Program says its warehouses have been looted. A common occurrence that happens in such desperate situations.

The agency is now working to collect enough ready-to-eat meals to feed two million Haitians for one month.

Medical supplies are also scarce. The aid organization, Doctors Without Borders, was able to get some supplies and body bags into the country, but other organizations had their planes carrying relief supplies turned back.

"We just attempted to get in now and but the airport is apparently full at the moment," said Peter Stevenson, firefighter for Greater Manchester, United Kingdom.

The nation's airport is overwhelmed. U.S. military air traffic controllers are scrambling to get all air traffic moving at the appropriate pace, well aware that every second counts.

"We only have a 72 hours or so to really take care of the life threatening injuries, because as we speak people are dying every minute," said Dr. Scott Nelson of CURE International

Without supplies, doctors have their hands tied with little comfort to offer the injured.

"For now, it's wound management, pain management, infection control and wait for the competent help to come," said Dr. Richard Besser, ABC News Senior Health and Medical Editor.

On the streets, frustration builds as hundreds of thousands of Haitians wander around with no place to go and nothing to eat, slowly growing more angry and impatient.

The nation's government has crumbled and its police have vanished. The Red Cross estimates at least 50,000 people are dead.

Survivors are running out of places to bury their loved ones and are now considering digging mass graves as the stench of death takes its toll in the streets.

Meanwhile, the search continues for victims still trapped in the rubble. There's a long list of people reported as missing.

All the while, prayers around the world are being lifted up on the Haitian people's behalf.

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