At the Bermane camp located near the airport in Port-au-Prince, a sea of makeshift tents was the only shelter for thousands of earthquake victims whose homes were destroyed last Tuesday, January 12. The pace of food and medical aid deliveries picked up and provided some hope to the desperate survivors.
[Unidentified Displaced Victim]: (Female, Spanish)
"We don't have money, we don't have water and we have nothing."
But many at the camp were still in need of basic necessities.
[Mwenlage Sanianyen, Displaced Victim]: (Male, Spanish)
"I have many problems, I can't find anything to eat, I don't have a house, I don't have clothes, and I don't have anything."
U.S. troops protected distribution of aid on Monday which began arriving more regularly at the U.S.-run airfield. Thousands of packets of food and water were airdropped to those waiting in make-shift refugee camps.
The World Food Program says 270,000 people had received emergency food assistance by Monday night.
To avoid violence and to accelerate the arrival of humanitarian aid, the U.N. Security Council unanimously agreed to temporarily add 2,000 U.N. troops and 1,500 police to the 9,000-member peacekeeping mission in Haiti.
So far the death toll from the earthquake is likely to be between 100 and 200 thousand.