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.
More much-needed aid arrived in Haiti on Tuesday, but aid organizations reported security has increasingly become a serious obstacle to distribution. ITN’s Jon Snow reports. Continue reading
At one hospital just across from the Port-au-Prince airport, medical workers can see aid entering Haiti but still do not have access to it. Jonathan Rugman of ITN examines how confusion over who is leading the relief effort is slowing the distribution of aid. Continue reading
Some 800 U.S. Marines arrived in Haiti on Tuesday, in addition to members of the Army’s 82nd Airborne division. As the U.S. troop presence builds there, Jim Lehrer speaks with a pair of experts about the military’s mission in the relief effort. Continue reading