US resumes haiti evacuations

WASHINGTON - The United States has resumed airlifting critically injured Haitian quake victims to US hospitals, the White House said on Sunday.

WASHINGTON - The United States has resumed airlifting critically injured Haitian quake victims to US hospitals, the White House said on Sunday.

"The flights are on track to resume in the next 12 hours," said White House spokesperson Tommy Vietor.

"We are working with the Haitian government and international community to meet this urgent need and save lives," Vietor said.

The US military on Saturday said it had stopped medical evacuations of critically injured Haitian earthquake victims until a row over who will pay for their care is settled.

"Given concerns about the strain on domestic health capacity, we worked to increase cooperation with our international partners, NGOs and states to expand access to additional facilities to care for Haitians who were gravely injured in the earthquake," Vietor said.

"Having received assurances that additional capacity exists both here and among our international partners, we determined that we can resume these critical flights." - Sapa-AFP

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