Thursday, July 29, 2010

Haiti ... 6 Months After Earthquake


Returning to Haiti was not easy. The people still needed so much, and they no longer had much hope in their government or the international community for help.

Soon after arriving in Port-au-Prince, I visited the largest church in the country, the Notre Dame Cathedral. It looked the same as when I had seen it in January, except now some people lived in front of it, sleeping in tarps that were tied to the cathedral's fence. Two of these people, a father and daughter, can be seen above in the photo I took. The baby was born two days before the earthquake. During the earthquake the father was cooking food when pieces of his house fell on the stove, burning the baby with hot water. The baby's mother was killed in the earthquake. After paying for two visits to the hospital, the father said the doctor told him to leave and return with more money for further treatment. Fortunately for him, my American friend and I gave the father some money after he explained what had happened. In addition, my Haitian guide recommended a hospital for the baby to receive treatment.

Since it is the rainy season, the father has to hold the baby in his arms until it stops raining because the ground floods underneath the tarps during the storms. This can last for hours and at any time, day or night. The storms are intense, turning the streets and sidewalks into rivers of flowing brown water and garbage. Mix this with extreme daytime heat and it becomes a daily challenge to keep their environment sanitary.

5 comments:

Qing Cai said...

vans shoes
herve leger dresses
ray ban sunglasses, http://www.raybansunglass.co.uk
babyliss
ralph lauren outlet
michael kors outlet online
discount oakley sunglasses, http://www.oakleysunglassesdiscount.us.com
abercrombie and fitch
ray ban sunglasses
nhl jerseys
air jordan shoes
lacoste shirts
true religion jeans, http://www.truereligionjeansoutlets.us.com/
moncler coats
louis vuitton handbags
coach outlet
adidas outlet store, http://www.adidasoutletstore.us.com/
cheap oakley sunglasses
jordan shoes, http://www.jordanshoes.us.com/
nfl jerseys
ray ban uk, http://www.raybansunglass.co.uk
salomon running shoes
chicago bears jerseys
nike huarache
nike free uk
foamposite gold
prada shoes
designer handbags,handbags outlet,cheap handbags,purses and handbags,wholesale handbags,designer bags,bags outlet,handbags wholesale,cheap purses,discount handbags,handbags sale,wholesale purses,handbags and purses,designer purses
seattle seahawks jerseys
tory burch outlet online
cai2015902

chenlina said...

chenlina20160714
nike air max 90
nike air max
louboutin
ralph lauren outlet
authentic louis vuitton handbags
fake watches
louis vuitton outlet
kd 8 shoes
louis vuitton outlet
tods outlet online
abercrombie and fitch new york
nike uk
ralph lauren
michael kors outlet
coach outlet store online clearances
kevin durant shoes 7
jordan retro
louis vuitton outlet
louboutin pas cher
louis vuitton outlet
tory burch outlet online
ray ban sunglasses
louis vuitton handbags
burberry outlet
michael kors
tory burch handbags
ray ban sunglasses outlet
ray ban sunglasses
tiffany outlet
adidas shoes
louis vuitton outlet
longchamp handbags
jordan concords
air max 90
coach outlet store online clearances
true religion jeans sale
timberland boots
longchamp bags
michael kors handbags
nike roshe flyknit
as

Gege Dai said...

rolex watches
ugg boots clearance
police sunglasses for men
swarovski crystal
coach outlet online
christian louboutin shoes
coach handbags
uggs outlet
nike tn pas cher
true religion uk outlet
basketball shoes
nike air max 2015
thomas sabo uk
ugg boots
michael kors handbags
michael kors handbags outlet
links of london
hermes birkin bag
ugg outlet
michael kors handbags on sale
ferragamo outlet
michael kors outlet online
nike store uk
nike air force 1
longchamp handbags
jordan 11
fred perry polo shirts
air max 90
cheap jordans
air jordan 4
michael kors outlet
true religion outlet
michael kors outlet online
fitflops outlet sale
tory burch shoes
ugg boots
toms shoes
kate spade uk
0803jianxiang

dong dong23 said...

oakley sunglasses outlet
adidas nmd xr1
ysl bags
toms outlet online
valentino outlet
michael kors outlet online
curry 3 shoes
michael kors handbags
coach factory outlet online
oakley sunglasses sale
2017.3.6chenlixiang

chenlina said...

chenlina20170520
louis vuitton uk
christian louboutin chaussures
gucci outlet online
ugg outlet
louis vuitton handbags
toms wedges
michael kors handbags
mavericks jerseys
louis vuitton outlet
canada goose sale