Shops began to reopen in Haiti’s capital Thursday as the hunt for trapped survivors from the killer earthquake wound down and efforts intensified to help the masses of hurt and homeless people.

 

The seaport in Port-au-Prince had been repaired enough to reopen for limited aid shipments, and a Dutch naval vessel was unloading pallets of water, juice and long-life milk onto trucks at the pier.

 

Aid was more plentiful but still inadequate to feed and shelter those left homeless and injured by the 7.0-magnitude quake that rocked Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, on Jan. 12 and killed as many as 200,000 people.

 

A Florida search-and-rescue team left Haiti on Wednesday and it was reported that teams from Belgium, Luxembourg and Britain did as well.