Reference : V-P-HT-E-00315
Date : 10/01/2009
Country/Region : HAITI
Caption : Port-au-Prince. Cité Soleil. Mud cakes eaten by the poorest to relieve their hunger.
Photographer : HAVIV, Ron
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : reserved users only
Copyright : ICRC/VII
Description : The violence may have abated in Haiti's biggest shanty town, the sprawling seaside slum known as Cite Soleil, but poverty refuses to go away. Most people live on less than a dollar a day and struggle to pay for food and water. Many have no option but to eat the mud cakes mixed with butter and salt to keep their hunger pangs away.

Original material : digital
Resolution : 5616x3744
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour