Haiti

Alertnet Features CRS Doctor in Port-au-Prince Series

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.

Read the full post here./em>

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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