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Dominican Republic swamped by Haitian injured

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Dominican Republic swamped by Haitian injured


Those injured in the Haitian earthquake are having to travel to the neighbouring Dominican Republic to receive treatment as Haiti’s infrastructure collapsed along with three quarters of the capital Port-au-Prince.

The situation for those in need of medical care and the doctors and nurses who administer it is dire.
Still the injured flood in to the border town of Jimani and the medical teams are straining under the workload as one doctor explained:

“We haven’t slept.”

“Since when?”

“Since yesterday.”

“What are you doing, mainly.”

“Amputations, cleaning wounds…wounds that have not been tended to for several days.”

Meanwhile, soldiers guard the border post doing their best to keep order as the homeless and hungry mass along the frontier.
The suffering is everywhere.

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