After the January 12 Haitiearthquake, many victims were airlifted to San Cristóbal in the neighboring Dominican Republic. National Geographic Your Shot user Glenn Batchelo photographed this boy, who had lost a leg, in a local hospital.
"When I asked him what he wanted, he said a cell to call his father and a handheld game," said Batchelo, a San Cristóbal resident. "Needless to say, I broke down and bought him everything—hence the smile."
A newborn baby is seen 20 days after the January 12 Haiti earthquake in a National Geographic My Shot photograph submitted by Albert Rudnicki of Ontario, Canada.
Photograph by My Shot user Albert Rudnicki
Haiti's "Beautiful Side"
A boy fishes near the border of Haiti and the Dominican Republic (DR) in a picture by National Geographic Your Shot user Julia Kim of New York City.
"I had to cross [the] Haitian and DR border everyday doing relief work," Kim said. "I got to witness this beautiful side of Haiti."
Photograph by Your Shot user Julia Kim
A quake-damaged street in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince is the subject of this picture taken six weeks after the January 12 temblor by National Geographic Your Shot user Melissa Langley of Manchester, New Hampshire.
Langley traveled to Haiti with a group delivering medical supplies to some "unreached populations."
"It was both humbling and a blessing to be in Haiti," Langley said. "The people were very welcoming and very happy to have us there to help. Some had not seen a doctor since the earthquake."
Photograph by Your Shot user Melissa Langley
Refugee in the DR
National Geographic Your Shot user Glenn Losack of New York City submitted this photo of a Haitian refugee lost in a slum in neighboring Dominican Republic (DR).
"Haitians escaped the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere only to find abject poverty in the DR," Losack said.
Photograph by Your Shot user Glenn Losack
Helping a Haitian Child
National Geographic Your Shot user Carrie Evans, of Warrenton, Virginia, took this photograph of her father, a retired internist, working during a trip to Haiti. Evans and her father were with a group doing missionary work in the north of the Caribbean country when the earthquake struck on January 12.
"My father is helping this dear Haitian child following the earthquake," Evans wrote. "Not only do the looks on their faces touch my heart, but their hands reach beyond the generations."