January 20th, 2010
06:46 PM ET

Aid workers frustrated with relief effort

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Arthur Brice

Anger boiled over on the streets of Haiti's capital Tuesday - not just from residents who have gone a week without food and water, but from the people who are supposed to be providing it.

Relief workers say help is not reaching many of the 2 million residents in Port-au-Prince who need aid, because those who are supposed to be coordinating the efforts are inept.

"It's terrible," said Eric Klein, head of disaster-relief agency CAN-DO. "There's got to be coordination."

Medical aid is particularly needed, Klein and others said.

"There are medical supplies just sitting at the frigging airport," Klein said while sitting in the cab of a 1,200-gallon water truck near the heavily damaged presidential palace.

Klein and two Haitian businessmen had just delivered free water to a nearby town.

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