US to open additional runway in Haiti

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January 20: The US Air Force is to open a second relief centre distribution point at Jacmel Airport in the south of Haiti to relieve the pressure on Toussaint Louverture International Airport at Port-au-Prince.
Some 200 flights a day are proving a colossal strain at Port-au-Prince and Jacmel will immediately be able to receive C-130 Hercules deliveries initially supporting Canadian humanitarian assistance efforts, a military official said.
About 7,000 US troops are now in Haiti and is expected to rise to more than 10,000 by the end of the week.