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In pictures: Haiti relief

People make their way through a flooded street in Gonaives (05/09/08)

Several hundred thousand people are in need of food and water in Haiti, after tropical storm Hanna dumped massive amounts of rain on the country.

An aerial view of the flooding caused by Hurricane Hanna in Gonaives (Red Cross photo)

Gonaives, the worst hit city, remains mostly under water, hindering aid convoys in their efforts to deliver food.

Man carries an elderly woman through Gonaives, Haiti, on 4/9/08

Many thousands of people were forced to seek refuge on rooftops and balconies after the port city was submerged.

UN peacekeepers hand out food in Gonaives, Haiti, on 4/9/08

Help is arriving in the area, with UN troops picking people from rooftops and distributing some food.

UN peacekeepers hand out water in Gonaives, Haiti, on 4/9/08

Relief agencies say as many as 600,000 people throughout the country need assistance.

Residents cross a flooded road in Gonaives, Haiti, on 4/9/08

Safe drinking water is in short supply, and carcasses from drowned farm animals are strewn in the floodwaters.

A pregnant woman in labour arrives at a UN base in Gonaives, Haiti

Among those stranded was this pregnant woman.

A family in front of their home in Gonaives (05/09/08)

The UN believes that unless there is an adequate response to the disaster there will be more instability in this impoverished country.

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