Haiti – Life in Camps – A visual diary

Credit: REUTERS/ Eduardo MunozA girl walks under rain at down town Port-au-Prince October 31, 2010. Authorities on Sunday urged hundreds of thousands of Haitians living in crowded tent camps to seek new shelter as Hurricane Tomas roared across the Caribbean with Haiti in its projected path. Tomas was downgraded to a Category 1 storm after ripping off roofs and knocking down trees and power lines across several small eastern Caribbean islands.

Credit: REUTERS/Eduardo MunozAn earthquake survivor drinks water from a well in a provisional camp at downtown Port-au-Prince October 30, 2010. The unusually high death rate in Haiti’s cholera epidemic is slowing as people become aware of the disease and health experts provide treatment, the World Health Organisation said on Wednesday. The United Nations agency’s key aim now is to prevent the disease from spreading south to the capital Port-au-Prince and the camps for homeless survivors of the January 12 earthquake, from the northern department of Artibonite where it is concentrated.

Credit: ALERTNET / Tim LargeA Haitian boy rides a bike downhill in a camp on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince.

Credit: ALERTNET / Tim LargeHaitian schoolgirl Christine Das reads a book in her tent in a camp in downtown Port-au-Prince.

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