CRS staff load a truck with meals-ready-to eat for medical staff at St. Francois de Sales hospital on Friday, January, 15, 2010 in response to the devastation in the wake of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake rattled Haiti on Tuesday, January 12, 2010. The hospital is supported by CRS’ AidsRelief program. Lane Hartill/Catholic Relief Services

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