Galveston (And Beyond)

There is much to report, from coastal Texas, on what Hurricane Ike wrought. And no shortage of journalists there to tell those stories. (Some incredible images, for example, here. Read a Galveston Daily News reporter’s on-the-scene Twitter updates here.)

Harder to come by are reports like Marc Lacey’s on how “the poorest of the poor” in Haiti are faring post-Hurricane Ike (and Hannna and Gustav and Fay.)

As woman after woman hauled off a sack of rice, a bag of beans and a can of cooking oil, the restaveks, a Creole term used to describe Haiti’s child laborers, dropped to their knees to pick up the bits that were inadvertently dropped in the dirt.

Liz Cox Barrett is a freelance writer and graphic designer in Kalispell, Montana. She worked as a newspaper journalist in Denver and Kalispell for 20 years.