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Aid trying to find a way into Haiti, despite infrastructure damage

WASHINGTON (AP) - The badly damaged seaport and airport are hindering efforts to get aid to earthquake-ravaged Haiti, but a massive movement is under way nonetheless.

A World Food Program spokeswoman says the physical destruction is so great "that physically getting from point A to B" is difficult.

Some 800 troops and a Navy aircraft carrier are on the way to provide the first major influx of U.S. forces since Tuesday's catastrophe.

The troops will help deliver aid and provide security in a country where the government has all but disintegrated and the national police are nowhere to be found. The troops are expected to arrive today.

Meanwhile, the living and the dead share the same spaces -- sidewalks, public plazas and hospitals. The stench of death adds to the overwhelming gloom.

A Catholic Relief Services representative calls the scene "beyond description."


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