Today marks the one-year anniversary of the earthquake that devastated Haiti, killing a staggering 250,000 people and impacting the health and lives of many more.
There’s no shortage of one-year-later news coverage today providing insights, often melancholy, into the current lives of those displaced or otherwise impacted by the earthquake, as well as the country’s rebuilding process and recent cholera epidemic. Some suggested reading:
- “After Arrival Full of Hope, Many Haitians Despair in U.S.” – Boston Globe
- “Year Was ‘Hell for Us': Will Haiti Be Rebuilt?” – MSNBC
- “A Year Later, Hubris and Debris Clog Haiti Quake Recovery” – Reuters
- “HAS, One Year Later” – Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti blog
I ended with that last link, from former Schweitzer Fellowship board member and Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti Director Ian Rawson, on purpose, because of these two poignant lines:
“Every day we learn again about the reservoirs of strength which come from hope. Today at Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti (HAS), we pause to reflect and to honor what Haitians have lost.”
Let us all do the same.