Reference : V-P-HT-E-00262
Date : 07/01/2009
Country/Region : HAITI
Caption : Near Gonaives. Families whose houses were destroyed by hurricanes live outside the town in makeshift shelters.
Photographer : HAVIV, Ron
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : reserved users only
Copyright : ICRC/VII
Description : Families first had to move after the town was hit by hurricanes Gustav, Hannah and Ike in summer 2008. 250 families first found refuge in a field on the outskirts of the town. They lived under tents provided by the Haitian Red Cross. In the days before New Year, and without any clear explanation, the authorities closed down the camp and two others of the seven campsites in Gonaives. Some of the families then moved one kilometer further away along a dirt track road. Many were not able to salvage their tents and are now huddled together under sheets and clothes tied to wooden poles in their new found resting place--a stony patch of land where there is no water, no latrine, and not much hope that their luck would change.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5616x3744
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour