Jan 23, 2010 9:12 AM by Associated Press

Haiti gov't says rescue phase over

The United Nations says Haiti's government has declared the search and rescue phase for survivors of the earthquake over.

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says 132 people were pulled from the rubble alive by international search and rescue teams.

Spokeswoman Elisabeth Byrs said Saturday that humanitarian relief efforts are still being scaled up in the capital Port-au-Prince, Jacmel, Leogane and other areas affected by the Jan. 12 quake.

She also says rescue crews won't be kept from carrying out searches they think are necessary. But she says the hopes of finding survivors nearly 11 days after the quake are "fading."


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