lebeau, thanks, as always.
now to the latest news from haiti. there are scattered new reports tonight that hungry, angry crowds are mobbing some
centers in port-au-prince, the capital, adding to the chaos of the massive relief effort. also tonight, people are still talking about a remarkable rescue we showed you on this broadcast last night. we begin our reporting from there with nbc's
reporter: darlene is the impossible survivor, 15 days, five days after most rescue teams gave up on finding anyone alive, and there she was. extracted by a french rescue team. dehydrated and disoriented.
we can't really explain this because, you know, that's biological facts. we are very surprised.
reporter: darlene is now a symbol for an entire nation trying to pick itself up. and evidence of a new cadence of life taking hold is everywhere. garbage men today cleaned streets. traffic lights are back on. in one port-au-prince
now home to 100,000, fresh freud, tomatoes, carrots, plantains and coconuts. many americans think the only way a haitian can get food today is to stand in a line for five hours.
reporter: while food is now available, few can afford it.
we are out of money to buy food. there is food, there is some food, but we're out of money to buy food.
reporter: today 90-pound bags of rice that arrived here 11 days ago finally made it to those in need. 400 bags an hour, a color-coded
designed to keep order. but even with a system, there are problems. the
says it's these desperate fights for food is slowing their ability to get food to those who need it. outside the
, a haitian government
today was chaotic. but there are hopeful signs. in that huge
running off a
. the type of ingenuity haitians say will recharge their nation.
, nbc news, port-au-prince, haiti.
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