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Haiti relocating homeless; U.S. works on port repairs

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - Aid workers in Haiti are turning their focus to keeping earthquake victims alive, as hopes fade for finding survivors among the ruins.

One government plan involves relocating hundreds of thousands of people living in squalid, makeshift camps in Haiti's capital.

The plan is aimed at staving off the spread of disease in crowded areas where families are without sanitation, and living under tents, tarps or nothing at all.

Meanwhile, the U.S. government is tackling repairs to Haiti's heavily damaged main port. There's still no way of telling how long before ships can dock there and unload supplies in large quantities.

So, on the 10th day after the devastating quake, the struggle continues to get food, water and critical supplies where they're most needed. As it is, scavengers have been seen rampaging through collapsed shops. And a U.S. charity reports that stick-wielding quake victims have made off with about 50 tons of rice, oil, beans and salt.

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