Field Diary: Children’s ward treats Haitian quake survivors in the Dominican Republic
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, 18 February 2010 – The moment I arrived at the children's ward at Dario Contreras Hospital, I heard cries from the wounded. About a dozen injured young people lay in one room, some crammed two to a bed. Some had a parent by their side, some were alone.
UNICEF and Dominican partners protect unaccompanied Haitian children
JIMANI, Dominican Republic, 16 February 2010 – Born and raised in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 13-year-old Loveson has such a small frame that he could easily pass for 9 or 10. Outside the makeshift UN headquarters here, 5 km from the Dominican Republic’s border with Haiti, he plays with a plush Tiger hand puppet and a toy cell phone.
Volunteers provide psycho-social support to young Haitian quake survivors
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, 11 February 2010 – In hospital after hospital, and tent after tent, Haitian boys and girls with broken or amputated limbs lie on mattresses, unable to run around and play. Their casts are awkward and they’re crammed for space.
Haitian-American doctor cares for families evacuated to Dominican Republic
JIMANI, Dominican Republic, 4 February 2010 – Down a dusty dirt road, amidst small houses, grazing goats and dirt yards, there’s an oatmeal-coloured cement church. Inside, the chairs are pushed back to the walls, the polished wooden pews are lined up in rows at the far side, and people are resting on ragged mattresses on the floor.
A small town in the Dominican Republic becomes a gateway for relief efforts in Haiti
JIMANI, Dominican Republic, 16 January 2010 – Seven-year-old Jean Paul Gerry sits up in his bed at a small hospital in the border town of Jimani, whimpering in pain. His arm and leg are bandaged and his face is swollen with a badly scraped cheek.
Tropical Storm Olga and Hurricane Noel displace 61,000 in Dominican Republic
LA VEGA, Dominican Republic, 19 December 2007 – Approximately 61,000 people have been displaced from their homes in the Dominican Republic in the wake of two major storms that have hit the Caribbean nation since early November.
UNICEF delivers supplies to Dominican families affected by Tropical Storm Noel
SANTO DOMINGO OESTE, Dominican Republic, 7 November 2007 – The damage caused by Tropical Storm Noel has been staggering for the Dominican Republic.