January 21st, 2010
04:48 PM ET
soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Roberta Cruz

    I'm also concerned about the injured as well. Remember there are people who haven't had the proper medical care and are just laying out in the elements and can't move. What about them?

    January 21, 2010 at 5:58 pm |
  2. lisal .canada

    just curious about how the surviving people on the ground know where these centers are... a bird's eye-view is great for those observing with all of this wonderful technology, but aren't even basic communications still down?

    these people know their cities and their island ... if there were maps distributed (by paid foot-messenger, if need be) with appropriate symbols, it would get the word out, regardless of any language barriers

    January 21, 2010 at 5:50 pm |
  3. Marie Noguerole (Portland,Oregon)

    Absurd...no way can the injured and infirmed reach these distribution points. They need a point for every 100,000 people. Know thats alot but it would be manageable and wouldn't put aid workers at risk from rioting. The Haitian government should immediately recruit leaders from among the healthy in each area to help with distribution. After all, they know who needs it first.

    January 21, 2010 at 5:31 pm |
  4. Linda


    It is good that there are at least two distribution centers within the geographical region of Port-au-Prince and two further out, but hopefully soon there will be even more distribution centers erected in Port-au-Prince and outside of the city limits to better serve the hatian populous as a whole. While, I'm sure that the worlds' governments' monetary relief donations are being spent on what they are intendended for, by the world humanitarian aid organizations. Currently while aid is trickling into hati; there is still the question of the time frame for when the aid and medical personnel/aid will start operating at full capacity to help the critically injured and sick hatians as well as the hatian populous.

    January 21, 2010 at 5:26 pm |