Thompson Reuter’s Alertnet, a humanitarian news site, posted a blog about CRS doctor Jude-Marie Banatte, who returned to a destroyed St. Francois de Sales hospital in downtown Port-au-Prince shortly after the earthquake.
From the Alertnet blog post:
He was standing on the roof of the main building, with the Kenscoff mountains in the distance. “I knew what this used to look like before, and I got here and I said: ‘Oh wow, there’s nothing left.’”
Jude-Marie is a doctor working for aid agency Catholic Relief Services, which ran the hospital before the disaster. When the 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit, he was in Les Cayes, on Haiti’s southwestern coast.
He rushed to Port-au-Prince, but with the roads choked with traffic, debris and hundreds of thousands of the newly homeless, it took him two days to reach St. Francois de Sales.
Alertnet also posted a video featuring Dr. Banatte as part of the news service’s One Day in Port-au-Prince series.
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