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‘The Doctors’ Talk About Haiti, 1-Year Later

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STUDIO CITY (KCAL9) — A year ago, this week, the earth shook in the Haitian capital of Port-Au-Prince. The powerful magnitude-7 jolt threw an already impoverished nation into even deeper devastation.

Dr. Drew Ordon from “The Doctors” stopped by KCAL9 to talk about the one year anniversary of Haiti. He and his colleagues were there on the front lines .

More than 230,000 people were killed, more than a million remain homeless and countless numbers of children were made orphans.

But the past year has not been a year of recovery for many Haitian people, as crisis upon crisis has followed the quake. A cholera epidemic broke out in the fall, taking nearly 3,000 more lives. Not all the financial aid promised Haiti has reached the people and the country once again faces political turmoil, with the results of a dysfunctional November presidential election still unclear.

For more information on the relief effort, visit The Doctors.

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