People walk through fire and rubble in the market area in Port-au-Prince today. On the streets, people are still dying, pregnant women are giving birth and the injured are showing up in wheelbarrows and on people's backs at hurriedly erected field hospitals after last week's earthquake. Photo by The Associated Press
Of all the logistical challenges in helping Haiti, this might be the most surprising one: the need for winter clothes.
Evacuees are arriving back in Canada, and they're not dressed for the cold climate.
A Montreal community organization is now putting out an urgent appeal for warm clothing.
The Sun Youth Organization is clothing people at Montreal's airport, and says it expects to run out of coats and boots within 10 days.
The organization is asking companies to donate anything they can spare for adults and children.
Many people have been arriving on military flights wearing shorts and sandals.
In many cases, even Canadians accustomed to winter are lacking warm clothes at the airport, because they were forced to flee Haiti in a hurry.
"We're asking for winter coats and boots," said Tommy Kulczyk, director of emergency services for Sun Youth.
"They're expecting about 6,000 people here and they need things right away when they land for the first hours."