Claire Berlinski

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Dealing with the aftershocks

Claire Berlinski was thousands of miles away from Haiti when the earthquake struck - but she experienced the fear, uncertainty and horror at first-hand

By chance, my father and I were together when we heard the news. We had both just flown to Washington DC – he from Paris, I from Istanbul – to care for my grandmother, who¹d had a heart attack. Before the words “major earthquake in Haiti” came over the car radio, we were already under the impression that we were living through a serious family emergency. 

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