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Allison Kwesell

Stories by Allison

Rita Devilus still bears the scars from the day the four-story apartment building collapsed on her.

In Haiti, it doesn't take long to go from wealthy to homeless.

The scene inside the Port-au-Prince hospital is almost a "war zone," with injured people, triage areas and medical personnel in full trauma mode, a local doctor says.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20 -- My knees are shaky and the ground feels like water.

Only once before has James Jennings seen worse devastation than earthquake-shattered Haiti.

* In the United Nation tent I see blank stares, people drifting off into painful sleep. I hear moaning in the background as night creeps in. Doctors feverishly work together like pieces of a puzzle. They make rounds, one after another. Every time a child cries, it is only minutes before someone comes to his attention.

JIMANI, Dominican Republic -- A teary-eyed woman, frozen with pain, sat quietly in a room.

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