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Relief efforts continue as aid groups appeal for more tents

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - Aid groups are appealing for tents for thousands of Haiti's homeless earthquake survivors huddled in the country's capital.

Haiti's government is urging the estimated 600,000 homeless people to seek better shelter with relatives or others outside the city. Authorities say it could take weeks to search out sites for tent cities to hold the refugees.

Meanwhile, aid groups continue trying to get aid where it's most needed.

Thousands of people lined up in Port-au-Prince's largest slum yesterday as U.S. and Brazilian troops handed out aid. One woman welcomed the handouts, but said, "We need more."

An official says more than 150,000 quake victims have been buried by the government. That doesn't count quake victims still in wrecked buildings or buried by relatives.


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