Friday, May 1, 2015


I went to Haiti last week (more about that soon!) and of course the 2011 earthquake and all it's devastation and the after-effects can't not be noticed. I was there to visit a hospital and inevitably ended up in a lot of conversations about development and aid. And at the same time, I had also picked up Jonathan Katz's book, The Big Truck That Went By - How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster, and plowed through it on the plane. Anyway, I could go on and on about it, but having just come back from Haiti the Nepal earthquake has really resonated and particularly watching as the same international response (and mistakes?) are happening again. In case you want some interesting reading headed into the weekend, Katz wrote this NYTimes piece - How Not to Report on an Earthquake - I thought his book was incisive and this piece is just the connection that people need to be making right now as aid and money and people flood in....

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