RTÉ correspondent Charlie Bird reports from Port au Prince on the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti for the main evening news.
A special live report from the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti broadcast on RTÉ's main evening news. The magnitude 7 earthquake occurred on 12 January 2010.
Charlie Bird talks live to the RTÉ News studio from Port au Prince in Haiti. He introduces a filmed report which includes an interview with Colm Delves of Digicel Haiti. Also interviewed are local man Tony Pierres, Paul Conneally and Hoosany Hassam of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent. They talk about the extent of the catastrophe and the frequent earthquake aftershocks.
The destruction of Port au Prince is shown with bodies remaining in the rubble of razed buildings. Bird and Conneally are shown visiting a very makeshift field hospital where a surgical team is carrying out amputations and dressing wounds. Initially, there were no anaesthetics available for medical routines and the Haitians used music to calm themselves.
Dr. Louise Ivers of Partners in Health recalls the day of the quake and how she was the only physician available initially. Paul Conneally discusses the needs of the Haitians in the wake of the quake.
All those interviewed talk about the resilience and patience of the Haitian people.
A report by Bryan Dobson in studio for RTÉ News broadcast from Haiti live on the main evening news on 22 January 2010.