PORT-AU-PRINCE — On the yard at Gymnasium Vincent – where youngsters usually play basketball, volleyball and futsal – about 20 tents sat under the blazing sun on Thursday. Around the tents, small children played and ran about. A mom breastfed her baby.

Every now and then, a stomach-turning stench emanated from the makeshift commode as people relieved themselves. 


Refugees from Carrefour-Feuilles say they hope the authorities will help them in the camps, where they are living in inhumane conditions after fleeing from gangs.

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I am Juhakenson Blaise, a journalist based in the city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. I cover the news that develops in this city and deals with other subjects related to the experience of Haitians for the Haitian Times newspaper. I am also a lover of poetry.