Reference : V-P-HT-E-00299
Date : 09/01/2009
Country/Region : HAITI
Caption : Port-au-Prince. Cité Soleil. A man who lost his arm after being caught in crossfire in 2005 now works as a street peddler.
Photographer : HAVIV, Ron
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : reserved users only
Copyright : ICRC/VII
Description : With most of the gang leaders in jail, the violence that ravaged Cite Soleil, Haiti's biggest shanty town between 2003 and 2007 has abated. But poverty fuels discontent and for the ICRC the victims of violence remain one of the most vulnerable sectors of the population.

Brice was caught in a shoot out between UN troops and gang members in April 2005. He was shot three times and lost his arm yet today he still manages to work. Since the tragic inicident he is self employed selling mobile phone minutes and bags of water in the streets.

"On a good day I earn a dollar, but it is thanks to my wife who sells food from dawn to dusk that my children don't starve," he says.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5616x3744
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour