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UN: Haiti govt. declares quake rescue phase over

A woman waits to receive water from Brazilian United Nations peacekepers near the National Palace in Port-au-Prince, on Friday. A powerful earthquake hit Haiti on January 12. Photo: AP.  

The United Nations says Haiti’s government has declared the search and rescue phase for survivors of the earthquake over.

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says 132 people were pulled from the rubble alive by international search and rescue teams.

Spokeswoman Elisabeth Byrs said on Saturday that humanitarian relief efforts are still being scaled up in the capital Port—au—Prince, Jacmel, Leogane and other areas affected by the January 12 quake.


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