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  Crisis mappers: Mobile technology helps disaster victims worldwide

A breakthrough technology that uses cell phones to aid people in disasters is now being used to help victims of the tornadoes in the Midwest, the earthquake in Japan and the unrest in the Middle East.


An interview with Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat

Award-winning author and MacArthur Genius Grant winner Edwidge Danticat was born in Haiti and came to the U.S. when she was 12. Rafael Pi Roman, our colleague from the WNET program “Sunday Arts,” spoke with Danticat recently.


  An island divided: Haitian immigrants deported from the Dominican Republic

More than a year after the earthquake in Haiti, the Dominican Republic is deporting Haitian refugees en masse, prompting allegations of racism and wrongful treatment by human rights activists.


Need to Know, April 8, 2011: Haiti and the Dominican Republic, Medicare, Edwidge Danticat

We visit Hispaniola, where the Dominican Republic is beginning to deport Haitian refugees. Also: author Edwidge Danticat and Republican Medicare proposals.


The Haiti story you won’t read

Gina Athena Ulysse examines why destitution, sensationalism and violence are the mainstays of the media’s coverage of Haiti.


  Helping children in Haiti, one year after the earthquake

Need to Know presents a report from The New York Times on two severely injured children in Haiti who were brought to Boston for surgery, physical therapy and recovery.


Amputees in a country without paved roads or sidewalks

Filmmaker Brent Renaud, creator of a segment on this week’s show, writes that survival is just the beginning for the Haitian injured.


Report criticizes Haiti recovery commission led by Bill Clinton

One year after the earthquake, Oxfam found, only five percent of the rubble in Haiti has been removed. The report was also sharply critical of the efforts led by former President Clinton.


Audio slideshow: Haiti, one year later

Excerpts of an interview with Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernandez, who has helped lead the recovery effort in Haiti, and photos from throughout the reconstruction.

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