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One boy's journey from Haiti hell

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In January this year Haiti was struck by a devastating earthquake that left 230,000 people dead and 1.5 million homeless. Tens of thousands of men, women and children suffered terrible injuries. Among them was 12 year-old Hans Charles whose legs were crushed after his home collapsed, killing his three sisters.

The Today programme's Mike Thomson reveals how an anonymous donor offered to pay for Hans to be flown to a Miami hospital for treatment after hearing of his plight.

You can also view a gallery featuring Hans. The full story will be broadcast at 2206 UK time on Monday 27 January on the BBC World Service's Outlook programme.

This is an extended version of the broadcast item.


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