Healthcare workers from Florida providing medications to earthquake survivors in Les Cayes during a trip to Haiti from Sept. 30 to Oct. 3. Photo credit: Haitian-American Nurses Association (HANA)

FORT LAUDERDALE — Nearly two months after the Aug. 14 earthquake left thousands with broken limbs, open wounds and many other injuries, nurses with the Haitian American Nurses Association who traveled to Les Cayes last week found scores of survivors still awaiting care. On top of the injuries, many residents who lost their homes are living in makeshift tents, struggling to meet their basic needs. 

Meanwhile, donations to help the ravaged area of Haiti have slowed. 

“When things happen, people usually seem to be gung-ho. Then a few weeks, a few months after, people tend to forget,” said Marie Woodson, a Florida’s 101st district representative. “The help we need — we’re going to need it for years to come.”

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FORT LAUDERDALE — Nearly two months after the Aug. 14 earthquake left thousands with broken limbs, open wounds and many other injuries, nurses with the Haitian American Nurses Association who traveled to Les Cayes last week found scores of survivors still awaiting care. On top of the injuries, many residents who lost their homes are living in makeshift tents, struggling to meet their basic needs. 

Meanwhile, donations to help the ravaged area of Haiti have slowed. 

“When things happen, people usually seem to be gung-ho. Then a few weeks, a few months after, people tend to forget,” said Marie Woodson, a Florida’s 101st district representative. “The help we need — we’re going to need it for years to come.”

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Onz Chery started his journalism career as a City College of New York student with The Campus. He later wrote for First Touch, local soccer leagues in New York and ESNY before joining The Haitian Times. Onz is also a Report for America corps member.

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