TODAY   |  January 19, 2010

Sights and sounds of suffering in Haiti

Jan. 14: TODAY takes a look at some of the gripping video and still images from the earthquake aftermath in Port-au-Prince.

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>> much. you hear these stories repeatedly about people. we were talking about that earlier, the secondary infection will get to them, they're pulled out, sometimes it's a broken leg, but then the infection is what killed them because they don't have medical care .

>> so many people don't have any medical care whatsoever, and it's really shocking to see what can happen when they don't get it. you know, as we just saw in nancy's piece, you know, the children are so confused. they don't know what's happening to them. and so, you know, i tried to -- when i went there, i took a lot of pictures of children.

>> but you always take your camera with you wherever you go.

>> and you know, what you get when you look at these children, you know, the confusion, the pain, the struggle. i mean, the difficulty for them is that, like haiti as a whole, they have a long way to go before they heal. take a look at these images. *

>> you will not be forsaken. you will not be forgotten.

>> another desperate day here in haiti , a race against time that continues around the clock.

>> more than half of haiti 's population are children, and they are really bearing the weight of the suffering here. *

>> there are not enough doctors to take care of all the injured, so the parents are stepping in and taking care of their own children. haiti 's cry of pain has not spared its children. a 12-year-old being treated for lacerations. i see sam still has a tear in his eye. for some, there is nothing that can be done. not since the tsunami has there been a humanitarian crisis that has needed the world's help than this one in haiti right now.