Sarah Birkebak writes for Third Way Cafe:
After the January 12, 2010 earthquake that devastated Haiti, millions of Haitians were displaced from their homes and forced to find temporary shelters. Even now, nearly a year and a half later, an estimated 680,000 people are still living under tents and tarps in Haiti’s internally displaced persons (IDP) camps. These camps lack many basic services such as clean water and healthcare and offer little safety from the threat of gender-based violence or severe weather. The upcoming hurricane season raises additional concern; last year’s rains exacerbated the deadly spread of cholera, particularly for those living without adequate housing in the camps.