Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Haiti: A nation with a cross to bear

Reporter Jason O'Brien and photojournalist Mark Condren travelled to Port-au-Prince in the immediate aftermath of the catastrophic earthquake on 12 January, 2010 – and stepped into a living nightmare. Now they've been back to see how things have changed.

WITH people still trapped under rubble, bodies lining the streets and huge security concerns that saw armed American troops on the streets, the Haitian capital was truly devastated in what the United Nations described as the “most serious humanitarian crisis” in decades.

Life would obviously never be the same again.

Yet, for those lucky enough to survive, life had to go on – and the stoicism and determination of many in the face of that incredible adversity was widely noted and remarked upon as the world’s media shone its spotlight on Port-au-Prince for weeks.

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