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Last updated: 5 february, 2010 - 14:10 GMT

Two stories from Haiti

medical teams at work in Haiti

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Sheri Fink, a trained doctor and reporter with experience in war zones and natural disasters, has just spent a week embedded with American medical teams in Port-au-Prince, the Haitian capital.

She witnessed some of the very difficult medical and ethical decisions that had to be made on a daily basis in the field hospital.

Lucy Ash spoke to her from our studio in Washington DC. Sheri began by talking about one of the youngest patients she met.

More: click images of the medical teams at work in Haiti on Flickr.

And another view...

Richard Morse and his wife at the Oloffson Hotel

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Amid Haiti's death and devastation, there is one small piece of good news. The country's most historic hotel miraculously survived the earthquake, almost intact, and so did the staff and guests.

The Oloffson is no ordinary hotel. It is a Gothic gingerbread mansion set in a lush tropical garden and it was the real-life inspiration for the fictional Hotel Trianon in Graham Greene's novel The Comedians.

The owner is Richard Morse, a Haitian-American musician.

Almost as soon as the earthquake struck, he was giving the outside world regular updates on Twitter.

He told Lucy Ash about his initial reaction to living through the disaster.

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