A View From Chattanooga On Quake-Ravaged Haiti
The deadly earthquake that struck Haiti over the weekend traveled through the same fault line as the one that devastated the Caribbean nation more than a decade ago.
This latest one was stronger - but it will be some time before all of the casualties and all of the damage is clear.
Complicating the response to the quake: Haiti is in the path of Tropical Storm Grace - while it is also still reeling from last month’s assassination of its President and another round of political turmoil for a nation that has endured generations of unrest.
For more than twenty-one years, the Children’s Nutrition Program of Haiti - based here in Chattanooga and the Tennessee Valley - has helped women and families to break the cycle of malnutrition in a remote, mountainous area of southern Haiti - near the epicenter of the 2010 quake, shaken yet again over the weekend.
Days before this latest quake, Dr. Anany Prosper - CNP’s Country Director - and Patricia Cyr Watlington, the program’s executive director - visited our studio here at WUTC for an in-person conversation.