The Haitian government is urging many of the estimated 600-thousand homeless huddled in open areas of Port-au-Prince to look for better shelter with relatives or others in the countryside.
It's estimated at least 100-thousand of those may have already gone to Gonaives, a northern city. However aid agencies have warned the city is unlikely to provide much relief.
Gonaives was devastated by hurricanes in 2008 and much of its infrastructure remains damaged.
Meanwhile international aid workers are searching for sites to erect tent cities for quake refugees on the capital's outskirts. However they warn such short-term solutions are still weeks away.
(CCTV.com January 25, 2010)