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January 26th, 2010
10:51 PM ET

What Haiti needs now – a future

Christiane at the rubble of the U.N.'s Headquarters in Haiti

Christiane at the rubble of the U.N.'s Headquarters in Haiti

Christiane Amanpour | BIO
CNN Chief International Correspondent
Anchor, Amanpour

In Haiti, the emergency phase is still in full swing. Yes, many official rescue efforts have been called off. But the truth is that international rescue crews are still being called out when there's a clue that somebody might be alive under the rubble.

Because of the miraculous rescue of a 24-year-old man on Saturday night, they are not giving up. Hope does diminish with each day, but the rescues haven’t ceased. So they may even pull more people out. I think that gives tremendous hope not just to people here in Port-au-Prince but to people everywhere.

This Sunday, we saw Mass and religious services here and around the country. This is a powerfully religious country. So many Haitians were not just mourning the family and friends they lost, but giving thanks for the survival of friends who made it through and for the resilience and resolve they have shown throughout this incredible crisis.

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  1. Joanne ontario canada

    When rebuilding HAITI I hope they remember the RESFORTATION part. This Country needs Forestry to live & grow their own foods. Very important!!!!!

    January 26, 2010 at 3:22 pm |