Reference : V-P-HT-E-00594
Date : 02/2010
Country/Region : HAITI
Caption : Port-au-Prince. People are surviving as they can in camps for internally displaced persons.
Photographer : BARRY, Jessica
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : The earthquake which ocurred in the Port-au-Prince region on the 12th of January 2010 is the worst earthquake the country has ever had to endure.

The vast accumulation of garbage in and around the camps where tens of thousands of displaced people are living, is posing a serious health risk. The situation will become even more acute once the rainy season starts in a few weeks' time. With so many tens of thousands of people cramped together in ragged camps, the lack of proper hygiene and adequate sanitation is a growing concern.

In addition to organizing garbage collection in four locations, the ICRC is providing community groups with wheelbarrows, dustbins, rakes and spades so they can collect and dispose of rubbish themselves. Aid agencies are also racing to build enough latrines in the camps, and conducting hygiene promotion sessions Since the 12th January, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement has installed over 600 latrines in different locations.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 2048x1536
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour