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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti. The 82 Airborne in conjunction of the UN security forces provide security for a variety of NGOs working in cooperation with the World Food Program in what will be the largest coordinated humanitarian campaign to date in Haiti since the earthquake. 10,000 Haitians a day for 14 days at 16 locations will be given rice in a food distribution program. Families were given tickets that tell then what day and site to report to. Residents from the Site Soiel, the poorest neighborhood in Porto-au- Prince went to a distribution point next to a newly formed tent city, 1.5 miles away to receive their rations. That site was run by Samaritan's Purse International . At 4:30 AM, The 82 Airborne ran constantine wire along a stone wall to create a barrier between the forming line and the crowd to keep the line orderly. By 5AM there were up to 4000 people waiting for food. Toward the end of the line there was pushing and shoving and people jumping the line. All tickets were accepted, though they were not all matching what the NGO was suppose to take. Only people without tickets or with multiple tickets were denied rice. Thousands were still waiting for food. A crowd with out tickets created a dangerous situation however no major incidents took place during the distribution.The food ran out before the line ended at 11 am.
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After the Earthquake, People
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti. The 82 Airborne in conjunction of the UN security forces provide security for a variety of NGOs working in cooperation with the World Food Program in what will be the largest coordinated humanitarian campaign to date in Haiti since the earthquake. 10,000 Haitians a day for 14 days at 16 locations will be given rice in a food distribution program. Families were given tickets that tell then what day and site to report to. Residents from the Site Soiel, the poorest neighborhood in Porto-au- Prince went to a distribution point next to a newly formed tent city, 1.5 miles away to receive their rations.  That site was run by Samaritan's Purse International . At 4:30 AM, The 82 Airborne ran constantine wire along a stone wall to create a barrier  between the forming line and the crowd to keep the line orderly. By 5AM there were up to 4000 people waiting for food.  Toward the end of the line there was pushing and shoving and people jumping the line. All tickets were accepted, though they were not all matching what the NGO was suppose to take. Only people without tickets or with multiple tickets were denied rice.  Thousands were still waiting for food. A crowd with out tickets created a dangerous situation however no major incidents took place during the distribution.The food ran out before the line ended at 11 am.