Three million people are in need of aid, according to the Red Cross, and so far some 14,000 ready-to-eat meals and 15,000 litres of water have been dropped north-east of the capital, Port-au-Prince, by the US military.
With the reported number of homeless people varying from 200,000 to 1.5 million, tents are in huge demand.
UK-based ShelterBox is among those distributing non-food packs. The boxes, which cost £490, contain equipment to shelter 10 people and provide other basic living equipment.
1. Plastic container box
2. Collapsible water carrier
3. Ten-person dome tent
4. Multi-fuel stove
5. Ten sleeping bags/blankets
6. Tools for rebuilding
7. Cooking utensils
8. Children's school supplies
9. Small tools and rope
11. Waterproof ponchos
12. Collapsible water container
13. Water purification tablets
14. Two mosquito nets
FOOD AND WATER
The World Food Programme (WFP) reports that water tanks are being set up across Port-au-Prince, with a further 120,000 bottles of water supplied to the city's main hospital.
High-energy biscuits, seen as the most effective way to feed people with no access to cooking facilities, have also arrived in Port-au-Prince.
Ready-to-eat meals (MREs), similar to those supplied to the US military, are being dropped in the region by the WFP.
The packs contain main meals such as beef stew, chicken noodles or spaghetti, along with crackers, spread, biscuits, condiments and saline water. Each pack contains about 1,200 calories.
As the name suggests, they are ready-to-eat but they can also be heated up by submerging in boiling water or using the flameless heater provided in the pack, which works by using a chemical reaction to create heat.
The WFP hopes to have sent 10 million food packs to Haiti by 25 January.
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