By Garry Pierre-Pierre
But the first responders were Haitians themselves who used everything they had, including their bare hands, to pry loose people who were buried under the rubbles. They did the best they could until the cavalry arrived.
The Haitian Times was one of the first news organizations to reach Haiti. Our team flew to the Dominican Republic and drove to Haiti to witness for ourselves and report on the astonishing devastation that the earthquake had brought upon Haiti.
So, 11 years later, The Haitian Times is pulling photos from its archives to share with our readers as a reminder of that fateful day. Although Haiti has not changed in the positive ways that many expected, it is also a reminder that the best may be yet to come.
In these photos there are graphic reminders of the death, highlighted by the pile of bodies that were dumped at Port-au-Prince morgue when space quickly ran out. There is also hope in these photos showing how Haitians managed to maintain a sense of optimism with a little boy flying his kite despite the carnage surrounding his environment.
Photos by Garry Pierre-Pierre
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