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Haiti's Fragile Society Reeling After Jeanne's Wrath

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Haiti's Fragile Society Reeling After Jeanne's Wrath

Haiti's Fragile Society Reeling After Jeanne's Wrath

Haiti's Fragile Society Reeling After Jeanne's Wrath

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NPR's Noah Adams speaks with Gary Philoctete, mission development manager for the humanitarian group CARE, about how the destruction wrought by Tropical Storm Jeanne is tearing at the fragile social fabric of Haiti, one of the poorest nations in the hemisphere. The storm killed at least 1,500 dead on the island nation and left an estimated 300,000 homeless.

Correction Sept. 27, 2004

The audio for this story should have made clear that Jeanne was a tropical storm when it struck Haiti.

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