UN food agency says Haitian warehouses looted

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GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. World Food Program says its warehouses in the Haitian capital have been looted.

The WFP doesn’t know how much of its pre-earthquake stockpile in Port-au-Prince of 15,000 tons of food aid remains. Hundreds of thousands of Haitians are hungry after the 7.0-magnitude earthquake on Tuesday.

Spokeswoman Emilia Casella stressed Friday that looting was normal in emergency situations.

She noted that regular food stores in the capital also “have been cleaned out” since the quake.

The agency said it was working to collect enough ready-to-eat meals to feed 2 million Haitians for a month.

A CBS News video on UN humanitarian aid efforts: