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Handout photo provided on January 22, 2010 by Act Alliance shows US military personnel loading relief supplies on a US Navy helicopter at the Toussaint Louverture International Airport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on January 21.


Several aid organizations on the ground in Haiti are scrambling to treat the injured, provide food, and ensure survivors have access to safe water and sanitation.

But there are challenges, especially in reaching some of the most remote areas of the country and just the sheer volume of people who need help.

Marilyn McHarg, general director of Médecins sans frontières (Doctors without Borders) in Canada, and Audrée Montpetit of CARE Canada joined us for an earlier discussion on Haiti.

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Ms. Montpetit is part of CARE Canada's emergency response team in Haiti. She lead the organization's work in Haiti in the wake of Hurricanes Ike and Hanna, which caused flooding and devastation in 2008. A graduate of the University of Sherbrooke and l'Ecole de Commerce Tours-Poitiers in France, Ms. Montpetit has been with CARE for four years.

Ms. McHarg is a McGill University nursing graduate and a Queen's University life sciences and psychology undergraduate, She was among the group of people who founded MSF Canada in 1989.

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