The earthquake that devastated Haiti last week has left thousands of children without parents in a country where there were already estimated to be hundreds of thousands of orphans before the quake. Orphanages that were already full to capacity before … Continue reading
Relief efforts were ramped up today in Haiti with the arrival of the U.S. Navy hospital ship “Comfort,” which is equipped with 550 medical staff. Margaret Warner speaks with NPR reporter Jason Beaubien for the latest on the relief efforts in the Port-au-Prince area. Continue reading
Freelance photographer Don Mirra, who often works with humanitarian organizations, has traveled to Haiti several times, most recently in 2007. His photographs depict the everyday life and struggles in Haiti and the Port-au-Prince area. In this photo essay, Mirra describes … Continue reading
U.S. Black Hawk helicopters touched down on the grounds of Haiti’s wrecked presidential palace Tuesday to deploy troops and supplies as the international aid efforts continue to gain momentum. Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division, tasked with helping speed up … Continue reading
When New York filmmaker Annie Nocenti became the first teacher at Cine Institute, Haiti’s only film school, two years ago, she was excited to see what her students would capture. Last Tuesday, her students faced their most challenging test when a powerful earthquake ravaged the island.