Haiti's Fragile Society Reeling After Jeanne's Wrath

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.

Copyright © 2004 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required.

Copyright © 2004 NPR. All rights reserved. No quotes from the materials contained herein may be used in any media without attribution to NPR. This transcript is provided for personal, noncommercial use only, pursuant to our Terms of Use. Any other use requires NPR's prior permission. Visit our permissions page for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by a contractor for NPR, and accuracy and availability may vary. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Please be aware that the authoritative record of NPR's programming is the audio.

Correction Sept. 27, 2004

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

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.