HAITI RECOVERS


On the 12th of January, 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake turned the world's attention to Haiti. Within the following days thousands of teams of humanitarian workers were deployed from around the world. 


The catastrophic quake caused cracks in the national education system,  government health services and opened questions into a country already dependent on foreign development aid. 


The provision of shelter proved to be one of the most challenging aspects of the emergency assistance, with thousands of Haitians left without adequate shelter, compounded by the island's annual rainy season. Makeshift camps for internally displaced persons continued to grow as chronic politically institutional complications stalled distribution of aid. 


Health clinics took on a more complicated task of not only helping victims of the earthquake to recover from injuries, but also to address chronic illness and health complications liked to pre existing problems within the nation's infrastructure. 


Following the devastating event, Haitians attempted to recover from the earthquake; facing increasingly new challenges and growing insecurity. The daily routines of many Haitians have become an amalgamation of previous hardships and new difficulties, stemming from life-altering injuries, psychological trauma, and loss of livelihood. 

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Survivors wait in gender delineated queues to receive tarpaulins at Automecca camp in Port-au-Prince. 
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A Digicel vendor sells mobile phone credit in front of the company's collapsed store in the capital. 
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A primary school student gazes inside her former classroom, deemed structurally unsound in Matizan, Port-au-Prince.
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Fallen chairs lie frozen in time at a secondary school in the capital. 
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City-dwellers walk past the Henfrasa camp in Port-Au-Prince. 
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An already established slum in the capital's Kolofe neighborhood grows in size daily as earthquake victim's lives become increasingly more nomadic.  
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A woman waits for secure shelter at the Henfrasa camp, Port-Au-Prince. 
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A child looks on as an evangelical relief group enters his tarp home without invitation on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince. 
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Displaced residents unload a truck filled with USAID tarpaulins at an impromptu IDP camp in Tabarre, Port-au-Prince.
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A girl walks past a destroyed building in central Port-au-Prince. Engineers have stated that with a cement ratio of construction in Haiti being 15:1, it is of little surprise that many buildings collapsed. 
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A cigarette vendor counts her daily profit outside of the La Grotte camp, Port-au-Prince. 
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Children carry water to their makeshift homes in La Grotte IDP camp, Port-au-Prince.
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A man waits for transport after three overloaded buses left him stranded. Port-au-Prince. 
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Mother and son pass the time at a sprawling refugee camp in Fonds Parisien. 
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Port-au-Prince residents sit at the gates of the collapsed Presidential Palace.  
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Women pray during a three day service commemorating the first month after the earthquake. Fond-Parisien IDP camp.
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American soldiers evaluate soil of an unused lot in Tabarre, Port-au-Prince.
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A child sits with a pins in his broken leg in an IDP camp near the Dominican border. Fond-Parisien.
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A displaced city-dweller finds a rare uncrowded alleyway in Port-au-Prince to sit.
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A primary school in Matizan is deemed structurally unsound. Port-au-Prince. 
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Sanitation workers at Automecca IDP camp. Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

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When the Matizan neighborhood school's infrastructure collapsed, three children died. The assessors condemned it at once. Port-au-Prince,
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Haitian volunteers learn to construct tents donated by the Italian Protezione Civile to be used in IDP camps as child friendly spaces, teaching facilities, and communal social spaces. Tabarre, Port-au-Prince.
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Community leaders of the 1 block at the Henfrasa IDP camp, Port-au-Prince.
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An injured child walks to a classroom inside the Fond Parisien IDP camp.
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A woman walks to the market in the Automecca IDP camp, Port-au-Prince.
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