“We don’t need money, we need help”: Desperate Puerto Rico seeks assistance

In Puerto Rico, the recovery from Hurricane Maria is going slowly at best. 

The tiny fishing village of Playa del Negro was among the first to face the wrath of Hurricane Maria, Omar Villafranca reports from Yabucoa.

Many of the homes are now unlivable, but families have nowhere else to go.

Yasmine Torres is trying to survive after losing everything — including the roof over her head.

The roof blew off Yasmine Torres’ house after Hurricane Maria. 

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She is now sleeping outside her hard house in a soft-sided tent. That’s all she has, but it got wet because it hasn’t stopped raining.

On Friday, the first government relief finally rolled into the southeastern part of the island, nine days after the storm. 

Residents in this small fishing village were evacuated. They returned home hungry and thirsty.

Manolo Morales was grateful to receive squash to eat. He’s been eating canned sardines, capturing rainwater in barrels and pots, just to have something to drink. 

Manolo Morales captured rainwater in buckets and pots to have something to drink.

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A young and desperate couple begged for supplies for their six-month-old baby. They said they didn’t have milk for the baby, so this is the first help they’re seeing.

Residents hope there are more relief supplies on the way and the government doesn’t forget about them.

Meanwhile, in a place surrounded by water, people in Aguadilla are desperately looking for a drop to drink, David Begnaud reports.

People in Aguadilla wait for water from a government water truck.

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Some stood patiently at the fresh water truck, hoping to get enough for the day. Many more cast their buckets here.

At 8 a.m., young children started lining up with their parents to get…

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