Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

6 Months After the Quake, Haitians Homeless Still Live in Squalor

By Sheldon Alberts, Vancouver Sun July 12, 2010 In January, Canwest Washington correspondent Sheldon Alberts covered the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake in the cities of Port-au-Prince and Leogane. As the nation marks the six-month anniversary of the tragedy on Monday, Alberts has returned to chart the progress and setbacks in efforts to rebuild and recover. Carmelle Saint-Germain stirs ingredients for a cake at her tent at the Corail camp for Haitians displaced by the Jan. 12 earthquake. Saint-Germain lives with her husband and two daughters at the camp, which has drawn complaints for being erected on a flood plain with no shelter from the sun. Photograph by: Carl Henry Jean-Baptiste, Canwest News Service CORAIL, Haiti — Carmelle Saint-Germain bends low over a bowl of cake dough, her right arm churning the ingredients in rapid circular motions. Two pigtailed girls, […]

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