msfuk | January 12, 2011
Six months after the January earthquake, photographer Nicola Vigilanti travelled to an MSF reconstructive surgery in Haiti. There he met Mirlanda, an inspiring 10 year-old girl who lost her mother and her leg in in the earthquake. Vigilanti recorded her slow recovery, as she received treatment for a crushed arm and learned to walk again with the use of a prosthetic limb. Despite the severity of her injuries and restricted mobility, Mirlanda always continued smiling and never let the fact that she had lost a leg stop her joining in with the other children in the hospital, even to play football.
MSF – Mirlanda’s story
Nixon, the boy who survived Haiti’s earthquake
AlJazeeraEnglish | January 12, 2011
Amid the pain and misery in the moments after Haiti’s magnitude 7.0 quake a year ago, a few incredible rescues lifted the spirits of many Haitians.
Al Jazeera reported on the story of one survivor, Nixon. He was just four when the quake struck the Caribbean nation on January 12, 2010.
Al Jazeera’s Gordon Durnin, who was there when Nixon was first pulled out of the rubble, tracked down the little boy to a refugee camp where he has been living since the disaster, and who has become a symbol of hope for those around him. (Jan 12, 2010)