Rainy Season in Haiti

Here’s the message I received from my son, as we prepare for a visit in Haiti:
Plz prepare for the RAINS

I’m not sure how I’ll do that, but here’s what it will be like. These photos illustrate the life for hundreds of thousands of internally displaced Haitians, families who were left homeless after the earthquake. Since the start of March, rain has been falling every day, filling the camps with mud and puddles. Imagine starting each day exhausted and wet, and knowing that the risk of cholera and malaria grows with each rain.

I think I learned from these photos that no one wears a raincoat, that some wear boots or take off their shoes entirely, that there are risks of being soaked by a passing UN vehicle….

The entries on this site will dwindle until I return in May!


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Gardener, knitter, wife, mother of 2, grandmother, and lots more.
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One Response to Rainy Season in Haiti

  1. Alice Jordon says:

    Don’t get too wet and have a great, safe trip!

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