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15 images show the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria made landfall as a Category 4 storm in Puerto Rico on September 20, devastating the US island territory that an estimated 3.4 million US citizens call home.

But beyond the images of destroyed buildings or massive floods, a humanitarian crisis is unfolding on the island. Much of Puerto Rico was without electricity days after the storm pushed past the island. Food, clean drinking water, and other vital resources have been scarce.

As stories of the dire conditions emerged, humanitarian aid is slowly trickling in with the federal government's help. President Donald Trump has also announced that he will visit the island on Tuesday.

Here are images of the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico:

Luis Lugo and Awilda Valdez bathed in spring water in Corozal on Wednesday after Hurricane Maria affected their home's running water.

Luis Lugo and Awilda Valdez bathed in spring water in Corozal on Wednesday after Hurricane Maria affected their home's running water.
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Ruby Rodriguez, 8, looked back at her mother as she waded across a river with her family in Morovis on Wednesday.

Ruby Rodriguez, 8, looked back at her mother as she waded across a river with her family in Morovis on Wednesday.
Gerald Herbert/AP

A woman starting to wade into the San Lorenzo Morovis river with her family on Wednesday after the bridge was swept away by Hurricane Maria. The family was returning to their home after visiting other family members on the opposite side.

A woman starting to wade into the San Lorenzo Morovis river with her family on Wednesday after the bridge was swept away by Hurricane Maria. The family was returning to their home after visiting other family members on the opposite side.
Gerald Herbert/AP

Women helping each other onto the river bank after wading across the river in Morovis on Wednesday.

Women helping each other onto the river bank after wading across the river in Morovis on Wednesday.
Gerald Herbert/AP

Residents traversing through a flooded road in Toa Baja on September 22.

Residents traversing through a flooded road in Toa Baja on September 22.
Carlos Giusti/AP

Residents lined up gas canisters on Sunday as they waited for a fuel truck to service an empty gas station in Loiza.

Residents lined up gas canisters on Sunday as they waited for a fuel truck to service an empty gas station in Loiza.
Gerald Herbert/AP

Locals arriving at a water-collection point on September 21, a day after Hurricane Maria rolled through, in Yabucoa.

Locals arriving at a water-collection point on September 21, a day after Hurricane Maria rolled through, in Yabucoa.
Carlos Giusti/AP

People waiting for fuel Tuesday in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in San Juan.

People waiting for fuel Tuesday in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in San Juan.
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National Guard troops arriving in Barrio Obrero in the Santurce district of San Juan on Sunday to distribute water and food.

National Guard troops arriving in Barrio Obrero in the Santurce district of San Juan on Sunday to distribute water and food.
Carlos Giusti/AP

People in line for water as they waited for gas and electrical utilities to be repaired in Aibonito on Sunday.

People in line for water as they waited for gas and electrical utilities to be repaired in Aibonito on Sunday.
Joe Raedle/Getty

There's a long wait for fuel, which many use to power their generators.

There's a long wait for fuel, which many use to power their generators.
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People waiting outside a grocery store to buy nonperishable food on Monday. Many stores and restaurants remained closed days after the storm passed.

People waiting outside a grocery store to buy nonperishable food on Monday. Many stores and restaurants remained closed days after the storm passed.
Ben Fox/AP

Yancy Leon was among crowds of people waiting to get a flight out of the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport.

Yancy Leon was among crowds of people waiting to get a flight out of the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport.
Joe Raedle/Getty

People waiting to withdraw cash at a bank in San Juan on Wednesday.

People waiting to withdraw cash at a bank in San Juan on Wednesday.
Gerald Herbert/AP

People lined up Thursday to board a Royal Caribbean International relief boat that sails to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with evacuees from San Juan.

People lined up Thursday to board a Royal Caribbean International relief boat that sails to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with evacuees from San Juan.
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