Earthquake Kids shows how the children – who make up 40% of the country’s population – were affected by the tragedy. Many became orphans, while others were removed from their families and taken illegally overseas.
Sanitary conditions and access to health care and education – which were already precarious – are now even more volatile. The images, recorded by NGOs and UN agencies operating in Haiti, reveal shocking scenes of the desperate situation faced by the population in the early days following the earthquake.
Children and their rights in Haiti
The right to life
The right to Family
The right to assistance and protection
The right to health
The right to education