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Unrest concerns run high in Haiti

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Five days after a 7 magnitude quake in Haiti, food, water and other supplies are coming at a slow pace. But, distribution of the urgently-needed aid is difficult. There've been chaotic scenes among desperate survivors at distribution locations.


This makeshift camp was set up on a golf course in the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince. UN soldiers gave out their own food rations to the thousands of starving survivors.

UN officials say the world body is feeding 40-thousand people a day in Haiti and hopes to increase that to one million within two weeks.

But unruly crowds have raised high security concerns. Quake victims say some survivors often fight to get food.

Quake Victims, said, "The way they just dump the food from the helicopters, it's awful. Most people here don't get any food, people start fighting, banging heads and breaking bones. It's complete disorder."

One mile away in Canape Vert, similar scenes of chaos filled a square where the World Food Program was trying to distribute high-energy biscuits and food rations.

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