PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Military medics have begun treating Haitian earthquake survivors as the Canadian relief effort continues to expand. For the past two days they have been supporting a Belgian relief team at a makeshift clinic treating overflow patients from a neighbouring hospital. There are currently more than 115 Canadian military personnel in the country busy preparing for the Disaster Assistance Relief Team.
Canadian police officers posted with the UN have been acting as escorts for search and rescue teams. Today, a Dominican operation pulled out an elderly woman who had been pinned in her apartment since Tuesday’s earthquake.Consular officials have so far evacuated more than 500 Canadians, with two planes due to arrive in Canada today.