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Nick Demas

Entries by Nick Demas

We Are The World, "Nou Se Mond La"

(0) Comments | Posted February 15, 2010 | 11:19 AM

Last week the new "We Are the World" video, dedicated to Haiti, aired during the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympics, and I'm really proud to have been a part of the experience. A key component of the project is a group of Haitian students from the

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En Route Back to Haiti for "We Are the World"

(0) Comments | Posted February 3, 2010 | 1:39 PM

When I left Port-au-Prince, after 18 days of witnessing the most distressing and inspiring examples of the human condition I had ever seen, I knew I'd return one day, I just didn't think it would be so soon.

When I got back to Brooklyn there was a message waiting...

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Wes, Jean-Marc, and the Fighting Irish of Leogane!

(1) Comments | Posted January 28, 2010 | 1:37 PM

Eighteen miles outside of Port-au-Prince, the coastal city of Leogane lies in ruins. The epicenter of the 7.0 quake, Leogane's dead number somewhere between 30,000-40,000, with 80-90% of its buildings completely destroyed. There is one building which still stands strong, surrounded by a makeshift tent city housing 4,000 displaced inhabitants,...

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Haiti: The View From Here

(5) Comments | Posted January 20, 2010 | 2:00 PM

Greetings from the UN compound in Port-au-Prince.

I'm here working as a cameraman for Mihalis Gripiotis, a friend, who is the foreign correspondent for Greek Public Television [basically the Greek BBC]. We flew into Santo Domingo 36 hours after the earthquake, where we arranged for a car...

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