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Dr. Paul Farmer Weighs In On Haiti's Earthquake Recovery

A man sits in front of a collapsed funeral home in Les Cayes, Haiti, Monday, Aug. 16, 2021, two days after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck the southwestern part of the country. (Matias Delacroix/AP)
A man sits in front of a collapsed funeral home in Les Cayes, Haiti, Monday, Aug. 16, 2021, two days after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck the southwestern part of the country. (Matias Delacroix/AP)

Heavy rains from tropical depression Grace are the latest impediment to ongoing rescue efforts in Haiti, following Saturday’s 7.2-magnitude earthquake.

The official death count from the quake is now close to 1,400 with up to 7,000 injured and 27,000 homes destroyed. Many Haitians are still missing.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young discusses the situation with Dr. Paul Farmer, co-founder of Partners in Health, a non-for-profit that has worked in Haiti since the 1980s creating partnerships with local health organizations. The group has more than 2,500 community healthcare workers in Haiti.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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