Fear, distrust and hope: scenes from the ground after Haiti’s earthquake

Monday, August 16, 2021 - 6:10pm


This weekend, Haiti experienced a devastating 7.2 magnitude earthquake. More than 1,200 people were killed, thousands more injured and several cities damaged. Nephtaly Pierre Louis lives with his family in Jeremie, one of the most affected cities in Haiti’s southern peninsula. He returned there a few months ago after studying in Taiwan, where he also experienced earthquakes, and a different kind of response. Host Marco Werman speaks with Pierre Louise about his experience in the aftermath of Haiti’s quake, the concerns amid government instability and how he and other young adults are trying to coordinate support.