Pétionville Internal Displacement Camp, Haiti — A Lesson in Dignity

Citation:

Lerner KL. Pétionville Internal Displacement Camp, Haiti — A Lesson in Dignity. Taking Bearings. LMG (London, Paris, Cambridge) [Internet]. 2013.
Pétionville Internal Displacement Camp, Haiti — A Lesson in Dignity

Abstract:

Pétionville Internal Displacement Camp, Haiti -- Unaccustomed to comfort, the young woman roused herself from the shade and shelter provided by her tent. She shifted her nursing baby to her left hip, and swept back the remaining bit of flap serving as her front door to step into the heat, dust, and din of Haiti. Displaced Haitian mothers still struggle to ensure their children have food and access to medical care, often spending a considerable amount of time each day traveling between aid distribution sites and clinics. Life in the displacement camps places an extra hardship on women, who are still expected to assume responsibility for domestic chores, cooking, and child care…" (more)

Note: Originally published as an academic paper submitted as part of the 'Displaced by Disaster' project for Harvard (See https://projects.iq.harvard.edu/displacedbydisaster).

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