GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations now says post-earthquake looting of its food supplies in Haiti’s capital appears to have been limited.

U.N. World Food Program spokeswoman Emilia Casella says officials in Port-au-Prince have recovered most stocks from four warehouses in the city, and would be handing out 6,000 tons of food aid shortly.

She says earlier reports the U.N. had received of looting appear to have been overblown.

She said 6,000 tons of food stored were found in a damaged warehouse near the capital’s Cite Soleil slum. That is about 40 percent of the U.N.’s pre-quake food stocks in Haiti.

Casella said there are six other U.N. warehouses outside the capital, and there were no reports of looting from those.

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HOW TO HELP

 

Major earthquake hits Haiti

* You can help immediately by texting "HAITI" to "90999" and a donation of $10 will be charged to your cell phone bill and given automatically to the Red Cross to help with relief efforts.

* Wyclef Jean, a rapper and hip-hop artist from Haiti, urged people to text "Yele" to 501501 to donate $5 toward earthquake relief. Yéle Haiti is a grassroots movement inspiring change in Haiti through programs in education, sports, the arts and environment, according to its Web site.

* The State Department Operations Center has set up the following number for Americans seeking information about family members in Haiti: 1-888-407-4747. The Red Cross has also set up a Web site to help family members find and contact relatives.

* You can also go online to organizations such as the Red Cross and MercyCorps to make a contribution to the disaster relief efforts.

Other Web sites accepting donations include:

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-Haitian Health Foundation
-Hope for Haiti
-UNICEF
-International Medical Corps
-Beyond Borders
-AmeriCares