Yesterday, PBS News Hour published a photo essay on Haiti’s reconstruction and where the earthquake victims stand, 5 years later. Featuring photographs by Ed Kashi (VII/Talking Eyes Media) shot for the American Jewish World Service, the essay depicts the hardships that continue to challenge the earthquake survivors. The article states, “Although reconstruction efforts have removed much of the rubble — the National Palace, once the symbol of slow recovery, was demolished in 2012 — the most visible reminder of the earthquake has been the country’s displacement camps, where poor conditions are compounded by chronic poverty and political upheaval.”
With an unemployment rate of almost 40% the majority of Haitians are living below the poverty line. Tens of thousands of earthquake survivors remain in tent camps that are slated to close soon, leaving them with uncertain futures. Ed Kashi’s images tell the stories of survivors still living in Port-au-Prince’s Camp Immaculée.
More images and full story here.