His collarbone severely fractured in the January 12
earthquake, Haitian journalist Yves
Adler Boissonniere needed considerable medical attention—care that he could not
get in his devastated country. With US$40 and a few gourdes (Haiti’s currency) in his pocket, Boissonniere
decided in late January to cross the border to the Dominican Republic
in hopes of getting care. Yet his situation remained exceedingly difficult: A
few dollars could not pay for the X-rays, examinations, and treatment he needed.
This week, Boissonniere’s prospects brightened
when he received grants from international organizations,
including CPJ, that will allow him to seek immediate care.