02-06-2010 | Americas

Haiti First Rain in the Camps Shotlist


It is the beggining of the rainy season in Haiti.
What people had feared since the earthquake is happening.
After only 20 minutes of one of the first rains of the season in the camps, the scene quickly transforms into rainsoaked mudbath.
Water seeps through everywhere.
People are getting wet outside and inside their tents.
Tarpaulin sheets have to be cut with knives to prevent them from collapsing under the weight of the rain water.
People are panicking and trying to protect themselves.
What will it be like for Haiti's people when the ‘real' rains come ?
Thanks to Irish television channel RTE (www.rte.ie) for providing this footage free of charge to the IFRC.

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