Slideshow: Beaverton woman in Haiti for Mercy Corps
Credit: Cassandra Nelson
Port-au-Prince, HAITI - 17 January 2010 - Five days after the earthquake the survivors of the quake are displaced from their homes and living in open public areas, such as parks, or in vacant lots and unused space around the city.
People are starting to build their on temporary shelter out of wood they break off trees with their bare hands. They use their hands to dig holes for poles and then rocks to pound the poles into the ground. Tablecloths and bed sheets are used for the material for the shelter.
In the City Center and everywhere, dead bodies are still visible, but cannot be collected because they are trapped by large objects.
On street corners large fires are set to burn bodies.
Photo credit: Cassandra Nelson/Mercy Corps