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Haiti calls off search and rescue operation

A tent city set up at the Delmas 40B refugee camp in Haiti is home to more than 25,000 people. (AFP)


The United Nations says Haiti's government has declared the search and rescue phase for survivors of the earthquake over, saying there is little hope of finding more people alive 10 days after quake.

The UN statement comes a day after a man was pulled out of the debris of a two-storey home and relatives said an elderly woman had been rescued.

However, UN spokeswoman Elisabeth Byrs said the Haiti government's decision to this effect on Friday afternoon did not mean the rescue teams still searching for survivors would be stopped from carrying out whatever work they felt necessary.


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