As Haiti earthquake relief efforts continued, President Barack Obama joined with predecessors George W. Bush and Bill Clinton to appeal for donations and sent Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to the Caribbean nation.
There were growing signs Saturday that foreign aid and rescue workers were getting to the people most in need - even those buried deep beneath collapsed buildings - while others struggled to cope with the countless bodies still left on the streets.
Haiti's government alone has already recovered 20,000 bodies - not counting those recovered by independent agencies or relatives themselves, Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive told The Associated Press. Mr. Bellerive said an estimated 300,000 people are living on the streets in Port-au-Prince, and "getting them water, and food, and a shelter is our top priority."
The Red Cross estimates 45,000 to 50,000 people were killed in Tuesday's magnitude-7.0 earthquake. A third of Haiti's 9 million people may be in need of aid
In Washington, President Barack Obama joined with his predecessors George W. Bush and Bill Clinton to appeal for donations to help Haiti and he sent Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to the Caribbean nation.