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Apply actual speeds are not guaranteed. We have a picture now of a haitian city after its recent earthquake. The city is likud. High and npr's jason bobbie-ann is there after an event that left more than two thousand people dead either jason. Hey good morning. What have you seen you know if the dire landscape out there. The soccer stadiums of tent city. Lots of people don't have water because so many pipes snap as the you know. The earth shook so violently some neighborhoods have just been completely taken over by by people who've moved out into the streets because their houses collapsed or they're terrified the inside them and this is the piece we put together and it starts with the chaos inside the compound of the general hospital inside the hospital gates family members of a woman just died have collapsed in each other's arms. The thin body is carried out on a stretcher wraps tightly in a sheet. She's loaded into the back of a battered chevy suburban even as the dead depart more injured. Come in the front gate. They come in cars on the back of motorcycles. Children are carried to the door. A woman limps in her foot wrapped in cloth a famous haitian. Dj called. Tony mix arrives and tosses money to the crowd inside the wards. All the beds are full. Patients are lying on mattresses on the floor on gurneys in the hallways with as roma in his rain this girl has a fracture and affirm your doctor antoine runs the emergency room given that it's been five days since the quake hit. He expected the number of injured to start declining but he says patients just keep arriving. He says the staff are working nonstop. Twenty four how to without to control the emergency room. I go eat something and go back to everything everything. Some of the injured patients arriving only now from areas where the roads have been cut off others delayed coming because their wounds weren't life threatening a man being treated on a bench outside. The er has cuts on his arms that he thought would heal but now are infected. Enough medicine is enough. Antibiotics is enough for that here. If you have more but right now we how can i say that we control the situation but if there's more would be better the pediatric ward and make it six year. Old girl is having a gash that stretches. The length of her shin cleaned wrapped a nurse on the unit. Marie leaves rose says. The girl is being prepped. For surgery has multiple injuries to her legs will be able to walk again from ludwig zimbabwean it. I don't know i cannot say. Several of the medical staff say that one of the big challenges that even after patch patients up. They're discharging them to sleep. In the streets of a city that's in shambles at the airport aid workers in relief. Supplies are arriving by air. Massive white helicopter from the un's world food programme discharges cargo and passengers in the grass at the end of the runway aid agency. Say they're trying to get aid here as quickly as possible. Bruno moss the country representative for unicef. Says he understands people's impatience but roads were blocked by the quake. A key highway was controlled by gangs and then tropical storm grace hit. I would say that in general the access she's supposed to you know it's just the time and it's difficult to reach everyone in one day. It's basically by difficult yesterday afternoon. Unicef and in the haitian red cross distributed some of the supplies that they'd managed to get through that aid corridor west of the chi- out of the back of the big box truck aid. Workers passed out. Tarps blankets plastic water cans and buckets with sanitary supplies. A pregnant woman in a bright red dress. Mira marie malia was grateful for the tar seven months i popped up because that can help me to have some warehouse to leave at nights to sleep might but i need food especially the aid was only being given to people in aid. Workers had visited earlier. Deemed for a need residents. Who hadn't been given a green ticket weren't eligible to get the supplies. An angry crowd of people without tickets quickly grew around the truck. The aid workers tried to convince the crowd that more supplies would be coming soon. Forty two year old. Od's bernadette standing off to the side was incredibly frustrated. Me out there. I don't have anything she said my children and i we sleep on the ground we did. We don't have. We don't have water. Everybody's house collapsed. And we don't know what to do in of my life is in their hands. She said god's look office on coffee. Bernadette would be thrilled to have any of the things they're giving away but at least for now. She has to wait.

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