These Photos Of Haiti Show The Pain And Turmoil From Back-To-Back Natural Disasters

Days after a magnitude 7.2 tremor killed more than 1,400 people, bodies still lie in the streets as officials grapple with the chaos and poor weather.

Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Grace battered the island of Haiti on Tuesday, days after a deadly earthquake devastated the Caribbean nation. Saturday’s magnitude 7.2 tremor killed more than 1,000 people and left tens of thousands of others without homes.

Days after the quake, bodies still lie in the streets as officials grapple with the chaos and poor weather. Some hospitals are now too structurally unsafe following the disaster, forcing medical staffers to treat patients outside. Many other people are too scared to return to their homes, fearing another tremor will bring them down.

As people seek what shelter they can, often in makeshift tents, humanitarian workers have been delivering food and tending to injuries. Save the Children has supplied approximately 250 families with tarps, jerricans, and kits to care for babies, but the aid group says the weather is exacerbating the already dire situation.

“I see children crying on the street, people asking us for food, but we are low on food ourselves as well,” Carl-Henry Petit-Frère, a field manager for Save the Children, told the Associated Press. “The organizations that are here are doing what they can, but we need more supplies. Food, clean water, and shelter are needed most, and we need them fast.”

A deeply impoverished and unstable country, Haiti is still reeling from the devastating 2010 earthquake that killed more than 200,000 people, as well as the assassination of its president last month and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

A woman holds her child as both sit under a plastic sheet
Haiti residents crowd together below a platform where a few people are standing
Arms from a crowd of Haiti residents reach up toward a man carrying a bag of rice
Children huddle in a basket and lie on mattresses on the ground
A woman confronts and points a finger at an armed soldier in front of a group of people
People lie on mattresses on the ground in a pop-up hospital assembled with metal rods and a tarp canopy
Tears stream down a child's face
A young Haitian child cries while a medical worker wraps their leg with gauze
A multistory building collapsed into a pile of rubble amid debris from homes scattered all over the street
Haitian residents walk in flooded streets during a tropical storm
A woman walks with a bucket of water from a group of people filling up cans and buckets from a tank truck
Haitian residents wait in line for food as a police officer walks by
Haiti residents wait in line for water by a tank truck
An aerial view of a camp set up for victims of the tropical storm
A woman is seen placing a mattress on a tabletop as she walks in ankle-high water
Three young children, one a toddler, huddle together under a tent
An injured man on a makeshift stretcher looks toward the camera
A woman sits outside under a tarp, surrounded by belongings as it rains
A Haitian woman faces concrete rubble and a collapsed roof
Children and families huddle together on the ground in an indoor shelter; in the foreground, an adult holds a water bottle up to a baby's mouth
A woman sleeps under a makeshift bed on the ground under the shade of hung-up blankets
Haitian residents sit and lean against a mattress outside under an awning
A young girl sleeps on the floor of a church


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