Haiti: Out of the Ruins

Haiti: Out of the Ruins, by James Nachtwey
James Nachtwey / VII for TIME

An earthquake is an act of nature. Tens of thousands die in a few minutes. Who is to blame? Regime change is not an option. How can anger be directed at the earth itself? Compassion is the ultimate motivation in a natural catastrophe. The challenge is to maintain it for the long haul and not allow it to die with the headlines. In the Médecins Sans Frontières Hospital in Cite Soleil, medical staff care for the injured. Patients were moved outside because of a severe aftershock, with many amputees in outdoor tents.

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