Homes on the Highway for Displaced Haitians

Haitians displaced from their home by the devastating earthquake in January have set up camp along a highway median.
June 3, 2010, 12pm PDT | Nate Berg
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"South of Port-au-Prince, just over 1,000 people are living on an 8-foot-wide stretch of median in the middle of Route Nationale 2, a torn-up, six-lane road that is one of Haiti's busiest.

Motorcycles, cars, buses and trucks whiz by on either side of shacks erected in the median. Some of the shacks are made only of bedsheets wrapped around sticks with tarps stuck on top."

Some say these sorts of informal camp setups could be home for months or even years for many Haitians.

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Published on Thursday, June 3, 2010 in NPR
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