Miraculous Rescue, Recovery Continues in Haiti

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The United Nations is rushing to add thousands of police and U.S. Marines in Haiti where struggling earthquake survivors have resorted to looting in parts of Port-Au-Prince.

Much of the relief supplies to the country is being delivered through air drops.  A tent camp is also being set up for 100,000 people outside the capital city.  An estimated 2 million people across Haiti need food.

The death toll in Haiti continues to rise. Haiti's government says 70,000 bodies have been recovered and they expect that number to pass 100,000.

Miraculously, however, victims are still being found alive under mountains of rubble almost a week after the 7.0 quake.

Search and rescue teams are still looking for survivors in the massive piles of rubble in Haiti, and there are signs of hope that they will find more.

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 is reporting from Haiti. Click here for his update.

Overnight, south Florida rescue teams pulled a six-year-old boy from a home that collapsed after Tuesday's earthquake.

People applauded another miracle in another part of the city. A woman survived 126 hours under the rubble.

"It's a very wonderful night because we've worked almost 26 hours straight for those two survivors," said Lt. Charles McDermott, Miami firefighter and member of the South Florida Urban Search and Rescue team. "Immediately now we need to start working some more for additional survivors."

But amid the hope, there is also much frustration, trying to connect hurting people with the doctors who can treat them.

The earthquake ruined many roads and has brought transportation to a standstill. There is a hospital 75 miles from Port-au-Prince with ready surgeons and no patients.

"My surgeons are just sitting here on their hands, waiting for patients, while they're dying in Port-au-Prince," said Tim Traynor, medical volunteer in Milot, Haiti.

And it is not only difficult transporting people, but medical attention is as rare as food and water. But the U.S. military is using every means possible to deliver that urgently needed aid.

"The use of helicopters in the congested areas where most of the Haitian people are in need, you're not going to be landing helicopters in those areas - we have to pick sites as close as we can," said Lt. Gen. Ken Keen, who is heading the military effort.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton traveled to the country this weekend to monitor relief efforts.

Meanwhile, former President Bill Clinton and 2,200 U.S. military service members are heading there Monday with more emergency supplies.

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