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Haiti Earthquake Update: Day 11

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This is Day 11 of's Haiti earthquake coverage. All times are Eastern Standard Time. For our previous coverage, see Day 10,Day Nine, Day Eight, Day Seven, Day Six, Day Five, Day Four, Day Three and Day Two. And for a broader overview, see our section of full coverage.

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8:00 p.m. EST: Haiti is in critical condition, reports CBS News correspondent Bill Whitaker. Ten days of shock and loss, heat and hunger are taking their toll. Police, with new orders not to shoot, are beating looters instead. What his full report here:

7:36 p.m. EST: CBS News correspondent Cynthia Bowers has a piece about three Haitian children who have found a new home in Washington state, joining their sister who was previously adopted five years ago.

7:29 p.m. EST: CBS News anchor Katie Couric has the dramatic story of a mother and son who were reunited in Haiti, and the son's efforts to bring more help to the earthquake-damaged country.

5:18 p.m. EST:After being trapped in rubble for nearly 10 days, an Israeli Search and Rescue team saved a 22-year-old Haitian man from a collapsed three-story building. The man was transferred to an Israeli Defense Field Hospital and is in stable condition.

"American and French doctors were unable to rescue the trapped man and called upon the Israeli delegation's search and rescue teams who rescued the man within half an hour, from a tunnel, 2.5 to 3-meters long and were able to release him whole and healthy," said Maj. Zohar Moshe, a member of the rescue team.

Rescuers were directed to the man, trapped near the presidential palace, by local residents.

4:35 p.m. EST:CBS is joining other major networks and a host of other channels to broadcast the "Hope for Haiti Now" telethon to raise money for Haitians after last week's devastating earthquake.

The two-hour concert telethon will air from New York, London, Los Angeles and Haiti. Among the performers are Beyonce, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake and Keith Urban.
Others participating include Denzel Washington, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and former President Bill Clinton.

The telethon will also be available for U.S. viewers on beginning at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. To see the Web cast, click here.

4:09 p.m. EST:USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah, President Obama's designated coordinator for U.S. government efforts in Haiti, will travel to the country Saturday. FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate will also travel to Port-au-Prince where they will meet with international partners and relief organizations to make sure that aid is being effectively coordinated.

3:36 p.m. EST: The Yele Haiti Foundation, the charity of Hatian-born rapper Wyclef Jean, has hired accounting firm RSM McGladrey to administer millions of dollars raised for earthquake relief after Jean admitted "mistakes" had been made by the organization.

Reports surfaced last week that Yele had paid Jean, one of the founding members of the Fugees, to perform at fundraising events. The charity also bought advertising time from a television he co-owns.

3:01 p.m. EST: CBS News' John Bentley reports the woman pulled from the rubble today in Haiti is 84 years old, not 69 years old.

She has been identified as Marie Carida Romain.

According to the Associated Press, she was pulled out of the rubble by her family, who heard moans coming from inside their collapsed home.

2:54 p.m. EST: Associated Press video of actor Sean Penn helping with the relief effort:

2:36 p.m. EST: A cry for help today in Haiti viewed today in a satellite image from Google Earth.

(Google Earth)

The image says, "Help Us We need water, food."

Partners in Development, Inc said the image is from their medical clinic in Port-au-Prince. The group is planning on sending a team to Haiti on Saturday to assess the medical conditions in the areas, and to provide relief so that clean food and water can be distributed.

The group believes the words were spelled out in sand or broken concrete.

2:08 p.m. EST: Here's some Associated Press video of the 69-year-old Haitian woman rescued after surviving for 10 days in the rubble:

12:54 p.m. EST: A doctor says that a 69-year-old Haitian woman has been pulled out alive from rubble 10 days after earthquake, according to the Associted Press.

Update: The woman's survival remains in doubt, with Dr. Earnest Benjamin telling the AP there was "very little hope" of keeping her alive.

(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
12:15 p.m. EST: The U.S. Geological Survey warns that the potential for damaging aftershocks in Haiti will continue for months, if not years, though the threat will diminish over time.

The USGS also said there was a slight chance an earthquake more powerful than the original magnitude-7 quake may still strike the region.

Excerpting from the USGS statement, here are the odds of various earthquake possibilities:

• The probability of one or more earthquakes of magnitude 7 or greater is less that 3 percent.

• The probability of one or more earthquakes of magnitude 6 or greater is 25 percent.

• The probability of one or more earthquakes of magnitude 5 or greater is about 90 percent.

• Approximately 2 to 3 aftershocks of magnitude 5 or greater are expected within this time period.

According to the USGS, the segment of the Enriquillo fault, which was the root of the earthquake "did not slip appreciably in this event. This implies that the Enriquillo fault zone near Port-au-Prince still stores sufficient strain to be released as a large, damaging earthquake during the lifetime of structures built during the reconstruction effort."

The agency urges further study of seismic activity in the region to better prepare potentially affected countries. It also pushed for development of higher building standards, particularly for hospitals and schools, as reconstruction gets underway.

As for precautions in the event of another earthquake, the USGS advises to maintain situational awareness and have a plan in place to put into action quickly.

"Open spaces are generally safe but running through falling debris to get to an open space may be dangerous. Only qualified engineers can determine if a damaged building is safe for reoccupation. Until engineering assistance arrives, a general rule to follow is: If it does not look safe, it probably is not safe."

11:31 a.m. EST: Haitian police opened fire on two men they suspected of stealing rice Thursday, killing one and wounding two others, including a bystander, according to a CNN report.

The body of the victim, identified by his mother as 20-year-old Gentile Cherie, was left on the sidewalk for hours as his family grieved his death.

According to witnesses, the men picked up five bags of rice that had fallen from a truck. They said no looting was involved. Cherie's companion, who didn't give his name to CNN, said the truck driver "gave us the rice as a gift."

Police stopped both men and the CNN crew on the scene decided to film the arrest. But as they got out of their car, they reported hearing four gunshots and saw the men on the ground, both having been shot in the back.

A third victim, Auxilus Maxo, was hit with a stray bullet while waiting for a bus.

Marc Justin, a senior police official, said he would investigate the killing.

9:30 a.m. EST Relief efforts have been met with a critical eye, with some questioning why aid isn't pouring into quake-ravaged Haiti faster. But, as Associated Press national writer Ted Anthony points out, there is a wide gap between the instant gratification of the digital world and the often harsher physical reality at work on the ground.

8:30 a.m. EST CBS News correspondent on leaving Haiti:

"This is the law of evolution in the media. We swoop in, big time, and leave when the story becomes, pretty much, the same story day after day. There will be more stories here, and like Hurricane Katrina and the Tsunami, these stories will unfold over several years. Most American media won't stay here through the entire time, but we'll be back."

7:02 a.m. EST: Haiti will declare an end to the search-and-rescue phase later today, CBS News reports, quoting government sources. Some U.S. search and rescue (SAR) teams will continue to operate, including at the Hotel Montana. SAR teams have not rescued any survivors in over 24 hours. Six U.S. search and rescue teams remain in the country but they are conducting final sweeps through Port-au-Prince using search dogs and sonar equipment. Once operations have finished, the U.S. will leave behind its search-and-rescue equipment as a donation to Haiti's SAR teams.

6:09 a.m. EST: Organizers say Rod Stewart, Leona Lewis and Michael Buble have agreed to sing on a charity single for victims of the earthquake in Haiti, AP reports.

The Sun newspaper is helping put together the single and says it will be a cover of R.E.M.'s 1993 ballad "Everybody Hurts."

5:51 a.m. EST: Aid workers in Haiti are turning their focus to keeping earthquake victims alive, as hopes fade for finding survivors among the ruins, AP reports.

One government plan involves relocating hundreds of thousands of people living in squalid, makeshift camps in Haiti's capital.

The plan is aimed at staving off the spread of disease in crowded areas where families are without sanitation, and living under tents, tarps or nothing at all.

12:02 a.m. EST: Nation-by-Nation Aid Breakdown

AUSTRALIA: $13.8 million in aid pledged.

AUSTRIA: $1.9 million to United Nations and international aid organizations.

BRAZIL: $19 million in aid pledged. Eighteen flights have delivered 200 tons of aid including food, water, tents, medicine, a hospital and medical equipment. Forty six medical doctors and nurses have been sent, along with 50 firefighters who specialize in search and rescue using search dogs. Nearly 1,300 Brazilian U.N. peacekeepers are working in rescue operations.

BRITAIN: $33 million in aid. A 64-member search and rescue team is on the ground.


CAMBODIA: $50,000 in aid from the government; $10,000 from Cambodian Red Cross.

CANADA: $130 million in aid pledged. So far, Canadians have privately contributed more than $39 million and Ottawa will match those funds. Some 2,000 military personnel, including two warships.

CHAD: $500,000 in aid.

CHILE: 15 tons of food and medicine, search and rescue team, 20 doctors.

CHINA: $4.2 million in aid pledged. Deployed a 60-member rescue team to the island, including search and rescue specialists with sniffer dogs and monitoring equipment, medics, and seismological experts.

COLOMBIA: $900,000 in aid pledged through Colombian Red Cross. $1 million in food, water, tents and medical supplies sent. Colombia's air force has flown in more than 200 rescue and medical workers and 18 sniffer dogs.

CONGO: $2.5 million in aid.

COSTA RICA: Engineers, health workers, disaster experts.

CROATIA: $137,000 from the government and a similar amount donated from citizens to the Red Cross.

CUBA: 30 doctors.

CYPRUS: $141,000 in aid.

CZECH REPUBLIC: $1.1 million in aid pledged.

DENMARK: $9.67 million in aid.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: $11.4 million in aid.

FRANCE: $28.6 million in aid pledged, plus more than 500 personnel, especially rescue workers, and 61 tons of supplies. Dispatched Francis Garnier, a ship that specializes in humanitarian missions, and three military transport planes.

GERMANY: $14.28 million in aid pledged by government. $25.56 million donated by private citizens.

GRENADA: $215,000 in aid.

GUATEMALA: Rescue team.

HUNGARY: $140,000 within an aid program coordinated by the EU, plus three medical teams and three search dogs.

ICELAND: Search and rescue team.

INDIA: $5 million in aid.

ISRAEL: Established field hospital, sent some 150 doctors and rescue workers and 10 tons of medical equipment.

ITALY: $8.14 million as part of $131.37 million in emergency aid from EU member states. Separately it is donating $2.57 million to international groups to help children in Haiti. A field hospital that can treat 150 patients a day has been airlifted in.

JAPAN: $5 million in aid, plus $330,000 in emergency supplies. One 24-member civilian medical team on the ground, sending 110-member military team of medical and other personnel via a Japanese C-130 transport plane.

LIBERIA: $50,000 in aid.

MEXICO: Rescue team.

NEW ZEALAND: $1.4 million in government funding for relief efforts plus $1.3 million collected by non-government groups.

NETHERLANDS: $2.86 million in aid from the Dutch government, which has pledged to double the amount raised by the public. So far the appeal has raised $9.28 million. A Dutch plane with search and rescue team and sniffer dogs has been sent.

NORWAY: $17.5 million in aid earmarked for the World Food Program, Doctors Without Borders, the Red Cross and other aid organizations. The country's Red Cross and other aid organizations have raised at least $4.5 million for the country.

PERU: Two planes with 50 tons of aid, mainly food; two field hospitals.

PORTUGAL: Around $860,000 from private donations. The government has sent a military transport plane with more than 20 emergency rescue workers and sniffer dogs, as well as medical equipment and water.

RUSSIA: Has sent 138 emergency workers, a mobile air hospital, and doctors and five transport planes to deliver aid.

SENEGAL: $1 million in aid. President Abdoulaye Wade has said he would give a region of Senegal to Haitians wishing to move to Africa. He argued that because Haiti was settled by African slaves they are owed a right of return. The eccentric proposal was met with criticism by many who say the government is not even able to house its own people.

SIERRA LEONE: $100,000 in aid. The government has also offered to send police, soldiers and medical teams.

SLOVENIA: $70,000 in aid, and has sent tents worth $98,000.

SOUTH AFRICA: $135,000 in aid, and has sent a search-and-rescue team and plans to send forensic experts to help identify bodies.

SOUTH KOREA: $10 million in aid from government, aid agencies, religious groups and business companies, plus relief workers.

SPAIN: $8.56 million in emergency aid disbursed, sending 450 troops, 50 doctors, technicians and specialists.

SRI LANKA: $25,000 in aid and 2,200 pounds of tea for the victims.

SWEDEN: $25.6 million to organizations working in Haiti, including the U.N. and E.U.

TAIWAN: $5 million in aid. Dispatched a team of 23 rescue personnel and 33 medical staff.

THAILAND: $120,000 in aid; 20,000 tons of rice.

UNITED STATES: $130 million in aid, according to USAID. Has sent about 12,000 military personnel so far, 265 government medical personnel, 18 Navy and Coast Guard ships, 49 helicopters and seven cargo planes to assist in aid delivery, support and evacuations. Is managing operations at the Port-au-Prince airport.

VENEZUELA: 679 tons of food and 127 tons of equipment, including water purification systems, electrical generators and heavy equipment for moving rubble. 225,000 barrels of diesel fuel and gasoline is on its way, and the Venezuela-led Bolivarian Alternative trade bloc also sent two ships carrying 5,248 tons (4,761 metric tons) of food aid. Search and rescue team.


WORLD BANK: $100 million pledged.

WORLD FOOD PROGRAM: More than 250,000 ready-to-eat rations delivered. More than 10 million to arrive within the next week.

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