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Lindia Delbrune, 5, sits on a concrete block Tuesday, one of the few items that remain from her family's home following an arson fire in the Cite Soleil section of Port-au-Prince. Relief workers counted 865 families left homeless after the violence in the slum, a stronghold for followers of exiled President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. A U.S.-funded health and development group Tuesday handed out bags of rice and beans, cooking oil, sardines and about $20 to each of the families left homeless, said the group's leader. Some slum-dwellers, impressed by the quick delivery, wondered why the United States can't move that fast to solve Haiti's political problems. U.N. and U.S. officials privately have expressed great reluctance to consider intervention in the shattered nation.

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