FROM Kate Conradt
Haitians Flock from the City to the Countryside In Haiti, security is a growing concern, with looting in the capital city of Port-au-Prince. UN Security General Ban-ki Moon has asked for more peacekeepers and aide assistance . Kate Conradt is Emergency Communications Director of Save the Children .
Airport Overwhelmed as Time Runs Out for Haiti Earthquake Victims This afternoon, President Obama said he had spoken to Haiti's President Réne Préval. Observing that the entire world is offering help because of "common humanity," the President said that the US has a special responsibility because of it's "unique capacity" and pledged continued commitment to the government and people of Haiti. He quoted President Préval as saying, "Thank you, thank you, thank you." Kate Conradt, Emergency Communications Director for Save the Children , is in Port-au-Prince.
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