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The Rescue Mission in Haiti is over……It is now a Recovery Mission….and a Mission to feed, house and care for the countries people…

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – Haiti mourned its dead on Saturday and hundreds gathered in the ruins of a wrecked Catholic cathedral to honor an archbishop and other victims killed in last week’s earthquake as the government ended search-and-rescue operations.

With international efforts now concentrating on helping hundreds of thousands of hungry, injured and homeless quake victims camped out in the streets, the Haitian government decided on Friday to halt the hunt for survivors under rubble.

“Hope is vanishing now, though we could still have miracles,” Elisabeth Byrs, spokeswoman for the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, said in Geneva.

Byrs said search-and-rescue teams had saved 132 people since the January 12 quake but the focus was now turning to medical assistance for survivors and finding bodies.

Increasing pictures of the country show people living in tent cities……this seems to be an improvement, in that survivors have some form of shelter…..

But….The hardest part of dealing with this natural disasters is yet to come…..

It will involve….Maintaining control of the people….providing continuing medical care…dveloping a self -sustaining food, health and shelter system…and most important…..providing security and the start of rebuilding the country’s infrastructure…..

It goes without saying that the countries governance must continue and adapt to the horrible loss of life and terrible conditions…….

The United States….in cooperation with the United Nations and the Brazilians…will play a primary role in the rebirth of the country……and it won’t be easly…..

January 23, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Ecology, Family, Food, Government, Haiti, Health, Home, Law, Media, Military, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Travel, Updates | , , , | 2 Comments