A humanitarian organization complained of improperly calculated and priorities lack of distribution of humanitarian materials in an airport controlled by U.S. authorities. The general in charge said that the U.S. Army was working hard to speed up delivery of products of first necessity. Next to the ruins of the Cathedral of Port-au-Prince, where the Sun is colaba between Kristallnacht, a priest told parishioners during the first Sunday mass after the devastating earthquake on Tuesday: we are in God’s hands now.
However, the frustration grew hour after hour, as well as complaints of slowness in delivering food and water to millions of people. The Government is a mockery. The UN is a joke, said Jacqueline Thermati, 71, sitting on the floor, in front of a hospice for elderly people. We are one kilometer (half a mile) from the airport and we will die of hunger. Water was delivered to more people around the capital, where an estimated 300,000 displaced were living outdoors. But the food and drink were scarce. On the streets, people still dying, Haitians on their knees praying begging for help, pregnant women gave birth in the asphalt, and the wounded appeared in wheelbarrows and on the backs of others who ran at hospitals.
The authorities warned that looting and violence could spread. In the old market district, the police tried to disperse looters driving trucks in the middle of the crowd, at the same time many scurried in shops partially destroyed by grabbing anything they saw. As he ran with a huge box of tampons, Love Zedouni shouted: I have no idea what this is, but we are sure that you can sell. Police officers threw tear gas against looters, forcing the crowd to run by the havoc-filled avenues. The Secretary general of Nations Ban Ki-moon, who departed for Haiti, described the earthquake as one of the most serious crises in decades.