Florida Haitian-Americans Speed Up Relief After Hurricane Matthew

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Nurse Chély Paul, center, staffs a makeshift pharmacy with a group from the Haitian American Nurses Association, at a school in Camp Perrin. (Rowan Moore Gerety/WLRN)

Some 300,000 Haitians and Haitian-Americans live in south Florida. Many have close ties to friends and relatives in Haiti.

As Hurricane Matthew approached Haiti’s southern coast in early October, one group — a coalition called the Haitian-American Hurricane Matthew Relief Effort — sprang into action to accelerate a medical mission originally scheduled for several months later.

Reporter Rowan Moore Gerety (@rowanmg) of Here & Now contributor WLRN followed along on the trip to Haiti’s southern peninsula.

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