Aid agencies ramping up food deliveries in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - "We are planning to flood the country with food."

That's what the Haiti director of the U.N. World Food Program says her agency is working toward, despite the obstacles.

Armies of foreign aid donors are working to expand the pipeline of food, water and medical care for survivors of last week's earthquake. The World Food Program says it has a fleet of trucks bringing in supplies from the Dominican Republic. So far, the agency says it's distributed more than 1.4 million food rations, each providing survivors three meals.

The U.S. military is trying to patch up an industrial pier in Port-au-Prince to speed aid deliveries.

Despite the progress, signs of desperation remain. Survivors wielding sticks stormed a building where one aid group had planned to distribute food. The group says looters made off with 50 tons of rice, oil, dried beans and salt, and fights broke out when others tried to steal the food from the looters.

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