Poet and writer Kwame Dawes offers a unique lens on the struggles, and resilience, of Haitians nearly one year after the devestating earthquake. An interview with Jeffrey Brown for PBS NewsHour.
Outbreaks and Epidemics
Tout jounen m ap gade yon vil ki detwi (Josaphat Robert Large). The visual poem Tombs in Kreyol.
Joel Sainton is an itinerant preacher who formed a grassroots agency to serve the needs of people living with HIV/AIDS.
He does his work in Port-au-Prince and has continued to serve these people despite the challenges caused by the earthquake on January 12, 2010.
Rape, a serious problem in Haiti prior to the 2010 earthquake, has gone up threefold in Port-au-Prince, according to Refugees International.
Political turmoil continues following Haiti's election, on the heels of a cholera outbreak and ongoing damage and displacement from January's earthquake.
A year after Haiti's capital was destroyed by an earthquake, violence and rape haunt the lives of vulnerable women and children living in makeshift settlements. But a handful of Haitians have mobilized to fight for protection and justice for their sisters.
In the midst of riots and cholera outbreak, Pastor Joel Sainton continues to minister to Haitians with HIV/AIDS.
A woman relies on sex work to make ends meet, struggling to support herself and her children following Haiti's earthquake.
I thought, he said of the wife
who lasted six months, before
the news of this treachery of the
blood, before he lay on his back
I will clap my hands,
bundle my fingers into fists,
lift them and shake them
and laugh, this belly laugh
of pure simple joy
for the precious feet
This is a home,
this is a shelter,
these walls, shaken,
the lines of jagged
cracks, the split
at the ceiling
that lets in light
The words cluster behind your teeth;
close in, the smooth patina, deep brown,
of your face is alight with the effort:
you, boy, carrying the weight
of an old man