In what United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has described as the worst humanitarian crisis in decades, relief efforts in the aftermath of Haiti’s devastating earthquake have encountered a major crisis — a lack of potable water. –JCL

The Guardian:

The United Nations secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon, today described the situation in Haiti as the worst humanitarian crisis in decades, as aid agencies raced to tackle the latest problem of the unfolding disaster: a lack of clean water.

“The damage, destruction, loss of life is just overwhelming,” Ban said as he boarded a flight for Port-au-Prince.

Concerns about security continued and police shot and killed one man who was attempting to take market produce, according to AFP.

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