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Starfish and Seawalls: Responding to Haiti’s Earthquake, Now and Long-Term


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Starfish and Seawalls: Responding to Haiti’s Earthquake, Now and Long-Term

Mark Schuller

I was not in Haiti for the earthquake. Like everyone I know who has family, friends, or colleagues in Haiti, I was glued to the internet and Skype, desperate for word from our loved ones. Word began to trickle in last night. Far too many people do not have access to a cell phone (which would require electricity, both for the network and for their individual phone), to say the least about the internet. Words cannot describe the destruction that the 7.0 earthquake just outside of Port-au-Prince. The loss is frankly incalculable.