Haiti 2010 Earthquake Response

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Air and sea access improves, hospital ship receives patients

Transportation bottlenecks are starting to clear after Thursday’s opening of three additional airfields, one in Jacmel and two in the Dominican Republic,  and restoration of limited port traffic at the south pier in Port-au-Prince.  The new access points should help lessen the backlog of 1400 flights waiting for landing slots.

Additional steps to speed up the flow of aid from outside the country included recruiting aid officials to help air controllers decide which flights have landing priority and implementing a new web-based system that allows aid groups to monitor flight cargo and scheduled landings.

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